Dash, it’s Cash!

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H/T: Johnny Cash; New Tarantula

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A–Z of linguistics in rhyming couplets

Sentence first

Here’s a self-explanatory bit of silliness from Twitter yesterday. There were requests to assemble it somewhere, for convenience and posterity, so I thought I’d reproduce it on Sentence first.

I’ve replaced the quotation marks I used on Twitter with italics; other than that it’s identical. The tweets are all linked, so you can also read them by clicking on the date of this introductory one:

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A is for ARBITRARY: a sound’s tie to meaning.
B is for BACK-FORMED, like dry-clean from dry-cleaning.

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FrogFish

New FrogFish Callisku

New FrogFish Callisku

h/t: Porophryne erythrodactylus

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Arise, Arostratum!

CC-BY-4.O

CC-BY-4.O (Bruno Massa)

H/T: Waiting to be discovered for more than 100 years… , via @EurekAlertAAA; @Pensoft

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Verily, Scaiku!

pithovirus 2

So, the collection: Verily, Scaiku  can now be seen in one go, and in all the various formats. It looks best online.

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Fear Nothing but Extinction

Dreadnoughtus schrani scaiku calligram

Dreadnoughtus schrani scaiku calligram

Dreadnoughtus schrani

land’s gigantic herbivore

of near sixty tons

 

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Boophis Scaiku

Boophis ankafarensis Scaiku Calligram

Boophis ankafarensis Scaiku Calligram

from Ankarafa

Forest it comes calling with

trill and two-pulse click

 

green, with bright red specks

the new tree frog species is

alas near extinct

H/T to “Bristol student finds new species of tree frog

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