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Links I found interesting for 19-10-2014


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Oct. 19th, 2014 08:52 am (UTC)
Your US Congress link made me sad to read.
The US of 2014 is not the US of 1996 (when I moved to the UK) and is one of the reasons I am so grateful to be living in the UK. The UK has its problems politically, but nothing as horrible as the US.
Oct. 19th, 2014 11:23 am (UTC)
Language guy is unnecessarily cagey about his data source, which is a bad sign. He points to a giant document, but damned if I can see how he gets any of his numbers from it.
Oct. 19th, 2014 02:08 pm (UTC)
That Nrn Irn link was a little more ecumenical than your earlier dialect one; I got quite a few "false positives", but at least this time they weren't all "native Scot", there were a couple of "adopted Corconian" items in there, too! I suppose this is the sort of reason that when I did this quiz (via janewilliams20) I got "Northern Irish"... despite never having set foot there.

Namecheck for you today on Sunday Politics "where you live". (As opposed to "viewers in Scotland leave us now"... Andrew Neil must have got the red, white, blue and orange hate mail about that segue!)
Oct. 19th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
The 'like' thing is pretty endemic in the Scouse region of influence too.
Oct. 23rd, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
Also Geordie(*), come to that.

(*) Incorporating places that hate being described as "Geordie", but get so-described anyway.
Oct. 23rd, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
The "average" languages map is very interesting. Their definition of "non-classical" median makes me wince, though. (If it even is a definition, as such -- I suspect they don't mean precisely what they say in their summary.) Perhaps they're essentially reinventing the idea of geometric mean, here.

Come to that, just giving us actual graphs (which would be very small and compact), maybe!
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