May 27, 2005

Conversations With Greatness XXXII

I've just realized that my dad has linked to me on his homepage. Take a good look at the picture of him there; it's what I'll look like in forty years.

Also, a hearty hello! to any linguistically inclined individuals who were just trying to find a good phonetics lecturer and accidentally ended up here.


At 27/5/05 06:54, Blogger Confused as usual said...

Re your link to your dad's homepage. 40 years on...are you going to look like the photo? Or like the brown-fuzzy-bearded caricature?

I think I'd be a little more worried by the latter. (Though, of course, I have no idea what you look like now. Hell, it could be an improvement.)

Actually, your dad's sort of cute. I bet lots of people are going to write in and say that.

At 29/5/05 13:32, Blogger Confused as usual said...

Apropos of nothing, really, a random acquaintance emailed me recently, trying to find out if I was, and I quote, "a strange internet stalker in Edinburgh".

HA! He should be so lucky as to have an internet stalker (albeit a strange one) in Edinburgh, or, indeed, anywhere! How much does this guy fancy himself??

I think I'm offended.

And why Edinburgh, for God's sake? Edinburgh's cold. Why not Tahiti?


At 29/5/05 14:58, Blogger Andrew said...

I think it's pretty clear that the guy fancies himself rather a lot. I expect it's because of the bad influence of a certain transatlantic, pseudo-British-Canadian family who have fed his egotistical delusions from a young age.

At 30/5/05 10:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is a "transatlantic pseudo-British-Canadian family"? Hotscot's grasp of logic and/or the rules for generating compound rules in English seems deficient. Possibly the result of having a phonetician for a father? A dodgy lot, phoneticians - always more interested in the noises people make that in the content of what they're saying. Didn't realize before, however, that this indifference to content was a genetically transmitted trait.

Non Illegitimis Carborundum

At 30/5/05 11:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops!, mea culpa, etc. I meant to write "the rules of English compound noun formation". My bad, but no biggie. Who reads this stuff, anyway?


At 30/5/05 17:14, Blogger Andrew said...

I'll form compound-nouns any-damn-way I please, thank you very much.


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