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Another Language Comic


Ok, so I didn’t expect to be doing another one of these so soon, but the Labov comic got such a good reception (nearly 200 hits on one day, which is a new record), so I thought I’d throw up another one that was lying around in my notebook. Again, it’s aimed at (socio)linguists and again, shamelessly plagiarising the style of XKCD (I wonder if I’ll get in trouble?). Enjoy!

If you get this, you've read Kiesling (2004)

The Social Linguist

A Labovian Cartoon

January 10, 2012 2 comments

Ok, so I’ve had this idea bubbling around my head for a while, so here it is (click on picture for a larger version)… I fully accept that a) I’ve plagiarsed the style of XKCD, and b) I’m nowhere near as good an artist as Randall Munroe is. I should also say that probably only (socio?) linguists will get this…

If you get this, you've read Labov (1966)

The Social Linguist

Edit – The earlier version of this (if you caught it) was woeful, so thanks to Johnny Unger who put me on to the Comic Life software!