October 21, 2007

The speech patterns of Dingburg

The town of Dingburg, Maryland, home of the Pinheads, has (of course) its own peculiar variety of English, heavily influenced by popular culture.  Scholars have long wondered about its source, speculating that it might be some variant of Foreign Accent Syndrome, caused by widespread brain trauma.  But now the truth is out:

(By the way, if you search for "Dingburg" on Google, you're asked if you meant "Edinburgh".  The Scottish Connection!)

Some investigators take a dim view of Dingburg talk:

(Thanks to Laura Whitton, who sent me this e-card.)

Meanwhile, the Pinheads of Dingburg are not only afflicted by the consequences of that misguided government experiment, but are also suffering from an addiction to memes:

Posted by Arnold Zwicky at October 21, 2007 11:20 AM