The Ape Who Went to College

I didn’t expect to like this and got caught up in the story despite myself. Just fascinating how much language this orangutang acquired and how he made his own words.

John McWhorter on Txting

O mores, o tempora?

Not quite. In this fascinating Ted Talk linguist McWhorter asserts that texting isn’t really writing as we know it. He goes on to assure us this is not the death knell of writing.

I’m relieved.