LingEducator has been on a bit of a hiatus the last few weeks as the Spring semester wound up. We return with a “Language Fun” post from the mock-news site The Onion.
On a slightly more serious note: As you read this, keep in mind that many sociologists and anthropologists consider gossip to be a verbal form of hygiene. It’s how we know what behavior keeps us socially acceptable and what behavior might cause people to kick us out of the “pod” (a group of dolphins).
You should also enjoy the jab at those who mock research into animal communication. You’ll find a particularly barbed remark about this in the final paragraph of the story.