May 31, 2005

That's such a, like, coincidence

Another one for the Language Log like list -- the following posters greeted me this morning as I was walking from the shuttle stop to my office.

Thanks to Vic Ferreira and Dennis Fink for taking the pictures, and to Chris Barker for suggesting the most likely explanation for them: a UCSD art project. (Confirmation of this hypothesis still pending.)

[Another question: is the idiosyncratic spelling in "Academy of Linguistic Awarness" part of the artistry? or is it an example of Hartman's Law of Prescriptivist Retaliation? or both? -- myl]

[Update, 6/7/2005: Jesse Ruderman, who found this post here, writes to note that he's got better pictures of the posters here. Note that the first comment on that post notes the same thing as Mark does above.]

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Posted by Eric Bakovic at May 31, 2005 08:03 PM