Andrey (azangru) wrote,

This picture (shared by The New Yorker, so on the vices of "mansplaining", to be sure, or some such trend de jour) is actually a pretty good illustration of a linguistic concept (is it from semantics?) whose name I pretty much forgot. Is it indirect speech acts? Something which is usually said with the purpose of not to be interpreted literally?


  • (no subject)

    Is it ... Bill Maher? Is he, in the penetrating eyes of this insightful lady, the emblem of white supremacy now? The comments to the tweet say it…

  • (no subject)

    Also, Google's documentation style guide. With the latest trends about the correct language, obvi. This one via HN.

  • (no subject)

    Google's document on how they build Chrome dev tools with web components. And yeah, it includes a special dance for some semblance of type safety,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.