Tuesday, 14. August 2007

Dem ist kaum allzu viel hinzuzufügen

"Chomsky pronounced that knowledge of grammatical construction constituted the true mastery of a language. 'With a complete list of terminal strings all the basic sentences possible can be worked out.' I am not happy about this. Chinese and Malay do not impose this kind of obligation. Vocabulary is far more important in both than rules of syntax. Grammar has its own fascination and, in a ghostly manner, its own peculiar truth. [...] There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of vocabulary, or lexis, requires before it can become vertebrate and walk the earth. But it is probably unrealistic to stress its importance. It leads us to a world of dreams:

When I corkled the veriduct in morful wurtubs and, prexing the coroflock, chonted the furpool by crerlicoking the fark, I wottled the duneflow by fonking the raketoppled purnlow and then asserticled the prert (in both slonces) through a clariform rarp of werthearkers.

That is good grammar. But it is not anything else."

[Anthony Burgess. A Mouthful of Air. Language and languages, especially English. London: Hutchinson 1992, p. 117-18]

u-s-a! u-s-a! u! s! a!

"Mr. Chudacoff said that he has two great-nieces who go to a nearby elementary school that doesn’t permit children in kindergarten through third grade to run, jump rope or throw balls during recess for fear of accidents."

Mr. Chudacoff ist der Autor des Buches "Children At Play: An American History" NYUP 2007, das Zitat stammt aus der Review der New York Times

Manchmal gehen dinge einfach zu weit

i'm so tired of using technologeee
why don't you sit on top of me

[50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake "Ayo Technology"]

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