January 13, 2006

Truthiness is the best

As someone who works with language and as a fan of The Colbert Report, I’ve been highly amused by the recent mock-battle going on between Stephen Colbert and the ‘wordanistas’ over the word truthiness. The whole thing is well summarised over at Language Log (read the following links in this order to get the whole story):

Truthiness or trustiness?
Colbert fights for truthiness
The truthiness wars rage on
Colbert immortalized again

As an interesting side note, the scholar in question has also written a dictionary of Buffy slang. Who said linguistics was a boring subject?

Posted by Mark at January 13, 2006 12:20 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Who did say linguistics was boring? Clearly no one with any sense.

It’s good to see you blogging again.

Posted by: Carrie K at January 17, 2006 06:36 PM