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D R S @exolinguist Calgary, mohkinstsis, Treaty 7

Topics likely to include linguistics, politics, bad jokes, and general nerdery. Views expressed are my own. (he/him)

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Joined Twitter 2/22/11


@carrie_gee @ToddTheLinguist @caitlinmoriah The bold advertising of Google plus is what initially made me worry (bu… https://t.co/wZ10wiwoaT @brawluk Lazyrus?
9/25
2020
NEW: we spoke to students across the country who are being forced to use test-taking tools like Proctorio, which mo… https://t.co/F1NfArNQzf
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9/24
2020
This has made me laugh far more than it should. https://t.co/CITtwFLshM
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9/22
2020
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9/19
2020
A new experiment by AlgorithmWatch shows that Google Translate systematically changes the gender of translations wh… https://t.co/yPq3ok8WR5
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9/17
2020
@AdamWoodnutt Same here. Absolutely perplexes me
9/14
2020
Very fun example of word blending where the truncated last syllable of the first word gets reprised later in the se… https://t.co/uMFJ3r5QjA
9/10
2020
@CBCEyeopener why this mealy-mouthed “pedestrian involved incident” phrasing? Tell us what happened and assign agen… https://t.co/cOGBhYmaUO
9/9
2020
If there's a significant natural resource, you often wind up with a small wealthy clique that owns it. They refuse… https://t.co/jYbtUMKU8z
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9/8
2020
"There has been a gender reveal party on Praxis. However everything is under control. We have no need for assistanc… https://t.co/ee1cUBTacF
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9/7
2020
@kirbyconrod https://t.co/15kMBhynwtThere must be some sort of indexical shift operator between the phone and its owner here... who would set a contact… https://t.co/32JszvoOTJ
9/6
2020
@MadMollGreen @GailSimone I came here to make sure this was in contention#HowFascismWorks https://t.co/Zn0UaGes8J
Retweeted by D R S @PaleGirlSquad @ScarlettMi @CraveHelp Yup, also Shaw. I mentioned that on my call. @ScarlettMi @CraveHelp I just had a conversation with tech support about this too. It’s every few weeks
9/5
2020
@VerbingNouns @kirbyconrod @wmatchin My lab also has very recently collected data showing that the -self vs -selves… https://t.co/Yodi3RG38rEventually... https://t.co/JLCakEYRyBI was “today years old” when I learned that all iPhones have a built in PDF Scanner. Hold your thumb on the “Notes”… https://t.co/BqtlkvcNoS
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9/4
2020
@NJDG I think that’s still more normal than being bred by your parents to kill Borg
9/1
2020
@SnarePhoto @LatentFreedom @mooncult @BlackLagooner Apropos from a few weeks ago https://t.co/J1UogRj3Nn
8/31
2020
@SGUYBRAY Mystery Science Theatre 3000
8/30
2020
@nealjennings Yuup @GreatestTrek At least it’s Nicky Dee and not Mickey D https://t.co/BT460mJBMf
8/29
2020
"proper English" https://t.co/1s8uStk5pY
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8/28
2020
@BenjaminAhr Consider this, he was just in the corner, in the spotlight, losing his religion @carrie_gee Apparently back in production since June @carrie_gee I’m morbidly curious to get back into Coronation Street now though
8/27
2020
@carrie_gee I'm really curious to see whether/how any series writes it in. I don't know if I want a whole season, b… https://t.co/jC8g2SSlCc @Crackmacs I agree more space could and should be found, but wouldn’t the logistics of classes in office towers hin… https://t.co/iZQh11E1Um
8/26
2020
(o_O) https://t.co/zna3ZgADWG
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8/25
2020
@mikesbloggity If they were doing something useful, like coordinating from the air some sort of crackdown on the en… https://t.co/J7VP6Jm1aa
8/24
2020
@kirbyconrod @begusgasper We totally had gradlings as an internal email list (the one where we could post to each o… https://t.co/Rjq6z9bRxp
8/22
2020
@VerbingNouns Replying to see answers, no input to give
8/21
2020
@kirbyconrod Oh no idea...people keep saying we should be using the empty office towers as classroom space, which m… https://t.co/U7xlKozMdA @kirbyconrod More than once I have thought that this is going to be the fate of where I live...a 25% empty downtown… https://t.co/HO2HsCXZni
8/20
2020
Ah. My turn for the robot voice phone call telling me to stay home. It could definitely have been creepier if they used worse speech synth.
8/19
2020
New paper w/@thai101, @sarbabin & Chris Geissler: Gender bias and stereotypes in linguistic example sentences. If y… https://t.co/niA9atfpxM
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8/18
2020
@bronwyn @kirbyconrod Please be sure to take some time off this weekend
8/15
2020
My two cents on 'Kamala' https://t.co/hsbg4DPPe3
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8/14
2020
today is very auspicious use its power with care https://t.co/JKatcTWEGc
Retweeted by D R S @JBYoder Another example of DS9 going opposite to Voyager... Let’s get Ben Horne up in here and make him a disappoi… https://t.co/ClYuAmihqZ
8/13
2020
@jacesplaces @Crackmacs @mikesbloggity Friend of mine in Vancouver got one of these a few days ago, from a number with a New York area code @mcdowlinguist Jockl mayomust sneeze
8/11
2020
@arthur_affect This “duck bread is duck death” sign I saw in Düsseldorf a few years ago was much more to the point https://t.co/0VgBHK9pab
8/10
2020
@linasigns Definitely transitive for me @Darin_Flynn The tweet showed up in my neopronoun data from January that I’m finally coding... starts out with “All… https://t.co/HTd4t3zSNCWait what? You can pluralize and quantify over “oomf”?
8/9
2020
@RomyYYC @NDPMikeC @cityofcalgary Can we get the demographic breakdown of who is getting these tickets?So, “self” has been verbed, and apparently in exactly the way one would expect https://t.co/aV7LcAmWGy
8/8
2020
@mcdowlinguist It’s the somewhat more ethical than MTurk online study toolOffice Kumamon is promoted to home lab (aka my tv acting as second display) mascot, watching while people do our on… https://t.co/6i0bNoquO7
8/6
2020
@PaleGirlSquad @krozzer @CraveHelp @CraveCanada Huh. Just came back for me too @PaleGirlSquad @krozzer @CraveHelp @CraveCanada Yup. All day for me too. I hadn’t tried opening the site since Thur… https://t.co/J6NbHsr1ci
8/2
2020
@patrickdelliott @bronwyn @stipulative I seem to recall reading that this was an issue back when people really firs… https://t.co/maQrrgb1sE @cadososhi @jkwan_md @EmmMacfarlane *patiently waits for AB health minister to admit something done in haste and in… https://t.co/vYygpC53c1 @jkwan_md @EmmMacfarlane Does it require you to have the app open and running on screen in the foreground of your i… https://t.co/0jQZzjpKcE
7/31
2020
@mcdowlinguist What fish did you know whether I sailed on the lake where John caught?
7/30
2020
@ArnallLabrador @TrekLad It’s just right there, and sets up a spy that even fooled Seska @TrekLad @ArnallLabrador The Voyager Conspiracy should actually have been a setup for an interesting story that loo… https://t.co/JBnPrrs4cO
7/26
2020
@bronwyn @yEvb0 This is reminding me of a talk I once attended where someone was talking about the principles and p… https://t.co/NFwTLIsZYu
7/24
2020
@maxfawcett @theturner As indicated by the word “simulate” 😉 @EmmMacfarlane @acoyne L’affair d’oui, WE
7/23
2020
@VerbingNouns Cars are basically PPE here, free government masks are mainly given out through fast food drive throughs @dennydorko @GeorgeTakei That headline got me twice today, so no, not just you @VerbingNouns Ever, for me really, because I never had one. Moot now, because epilepsy 🤷‍♂️How this rejected Star Trek: Voyager ream of meaningless technobabble got published I do not know https://t.co/CsDqnXfIku
Retweeted by D R SThanks @MaxFunHQ for the Boost option. The next level was a bit steep, but happy to kick in a few extra bucks for t… https://t.co/tSVOc1GLHUNever understood this rationale for opposing mask mandates. It’s not about the person wearing it, but about prevent… https://t.co/y9sFpRjmx7
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7/22
2020
In political science, like so many other disciplines, the number of new PhDs vastly outnumber new tenure-track posi… https://t.co/qRYm4RsJPs
Retweeted by D R STo ge honest it’s a bit nerve racking to put it into words. But yeah, I wrote a thing.... OPINION | Let's unwind A… https://t.co/z0Xic55gRZ
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7/21
2020
@IvaCheung Hey, it’s a third of Alberta’s numbers 🙃
7/20
2020
NEW STORY. “Conspiracy theories and hostile sexism are the missing links we need to make sense of these events,” wr… https://t.co/M4eXWeMVRi
Retweeted by D R S @realscottsteele @maxfawcett I wondered about that detail too. Is the de-MacDonaldified $10 a dog whistle?
7/18
2020
@sherlocution https://t.co/Dm7vdF3TUJ https://t.co/J8lnq8gypN @caitlinmoriah @garicgymro @AnyDs @mayhplumb This one is also in my intro slides 👍
7/17
2020
What this young man said wasn’t problematic. The policies that led to him having to say it are. Watch the video.… https://t.co/drETym5N6K
Retweeted by D R S @tagaq @sureshtrumpet Far more squirtable than the crunchy frog
7/16
2020
@ravedobinson @AirborneYYC @DruhFarrell @Crackmacs After all, this is the city that took fluoride out of the water… https://t.co/uVQpeX5chs @LangMaverick @Bran_Pap Great minds... this thread got me wondering why I’m not western deans-ing my students into… https://t.co/5ZNqGzVjXrRetweeting because I can also think of a student or two who might benefit from such a course https://t.co/DjKLNOwRfX
7/13
2020
@kainagata At least the misery can be shared? https://t.co/39l5sFmNs9 https://t.co/kZSknCF8fS @bronwyn @VerbingNouns @lingdustin @Joe_Pater @psejenks @LingSocAm The LSA has been massively important for me in t… https://t.co/jCMIiczSt7The flags are tied to a radical right conspiracy group - QAnon. #yyc #calgary https://t.co/IIjalxzEJ1
Retweeted by D R S“The vibration of the city of Calgary is heavy, and it has been heavy for years,” said Makayla Forster. “That heavi… https://t.co/ARv98swl0t
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7/10
2020
The “rural crime” motion passed by Alberta’s government gives oxygen to right-wing militia organizations who active… https://t.co/NM6FWoB0Dt
Retweeted by D R S @ArnallLabrador Rewatching TNG right now, and there’s a season two episode, The Icarus Factor, where this conversat… https://t.co/IpZYUqaO8cOttawa U is seeking a part-time prof to teach an online linguistics course. Please contact Eric if you are interest… https://t.co/3Zm90ROY1G
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7/7
2020
@DaveVescio This scene, and bits and pieces of the surrounding montage (like the book signing) https://t.co/lDyatxLgLSAgain with this distraction https://t.co/qTZvqrMUB3
7/6
2020
@BenjaminAhr @CutForTime I’m a few weeks behind, because work has been a beast lately, but I needed to say that the… https://t.co/brRX2b4TA2
7/4
2020
Alberta's anti-equalization argument sounds an awful lot like, "give us this $$, even though we're still richer tha… https://t.co/GXd6WivIWI
Retweeted by D R S @peetklecha @brynguist @bronwyn @Dr_Semantic I think that was it, yes @brynguist @bronwyn @Dr_Semantic @peetklecha And thanks for your talk at LSA back in January...that’s what tipped m… https://t.co/ST4wqtm3Jx @peetklecha @bronwyn Oh flashbacks to a faculty meeting where ceteris paribus was used in a policy document and a w… https://t.co/qDIQIwxeC5 @brynguist @bronwyn @Dr_Semantic @peetklecha This is why when giving a talk a month ago I just said something like… https://t.co/9qKRGJBRiM
7/2
2020
"On 25 May 2020, George Floyd pleaded at least 16 times, 'I can't breathe.' One officer in attendance nonetheless t… https://t.co/XVfxEvsoKf
Retweeted by D R S @arthur_affect @eveewing @coffeespoonie Or an occasional N if you’re the type of English speaker who says a word li… https://t.co/PSRQDZju82 @CitizenYan The French might be worse... I think it reads as either noun “gummies” or past participle “gummified”
7/1
2020

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