April 11, 2004

A deep love of dairy products

Today's Doonesbury meditates on how "accents can reveal longings and aspirations".

The strip for April 9 discusses aspects of the meaning of sorry previously discussed by Geoff Pullum here. This is not the first time we've noticed Trudeau's tracks in our snow, to paraphrase what John Dryden said of Ben Jonson -- "you will pardon me therefore if I presume he lov'd their fashion when he wore their cloaths". Turning the compliment around, the Language Log marketing department is contemplating focus groups on an enterprise in the field of Linguistic Comix.

Posted by Mark Liberman at April 11, 2004 08:54 PM