drpaisley: (Big O'Pimpin')
A fascinating discourse on language in all its forms.

http://www.stephenfry.com/blog/?p=64




The two for consideration however as those once fashionable Frenchies designated them are Langue, language as an idea, and parole, language as utterance. In this instance of parole I am using not only English, but my own brand of English, an English English salted, spiced, pickled, seasoned, braised and plated up to you bearing all the flavours of my class, gender, education and nature, discourses as you might call them. I am in some sort a language professional I suppose, in as much as I write and broadcast, I linguify for a living you might say. Nonetheless, I can no more change my language and the sum of its discourses than I can add a cubit to my height or, sadly it seems, take a pound from my weight. Well, perhaps that’s going a little far. I can attempt to disguise my language, I can dress it up into even more elaborate and grandiose orotundity, prolixity and self-consciousness, Will Self-consciousness you might say, or I could dress it down into something stripped. Stark. Bare. Simple. It would be hard to dress it down into something raggedly demotic without it being a patronising pastiche of a street argot to which I quite evidently have no access and in whose mazy slang avenues I would soon get lost, innit? In a sense I am typecast linguistically and although I can for fun try on all kinds of brogues and dialect clothes, my voice, my style, my language is as distinctive as my fingerprints.




excellent stuff.
drpaisley: (Big O'Pimpin')
A fascinating discourse on language in all its forms.

http://www.stephenfry.com/blog/?p=64




The two for consideration however as those once fashionable Frenchies designated them are Langue, language as an idea, and parole, language as utterance. In this instance of parole I am using not only English, but my own brand of English, an English English salted, spiced, pickled, seasoned, braised and plated up to you bearing all the flavours of my class, gender, education and nature, discourses as you might call them. I am in some sort a language professional I suppose, in as much as I write and broadcast, I linguify for a living you might say. Nonetheless, I can no more change my language and the sum of its discourses than I can add a cubit to my height or, sadly it seems, take a pound from my weight. Well, perhaps that’s going a little far. I can attempt to disguise my language, I can dress it up into even more elaborate and grandiose orotundity, prolixity and self-consciousness, Will Self-consciousness you might say, or I could dress it down into something stripped. Stark. Bare. Simple. It would be hard to dress it down into something raggedly demotic without it being a patronising pastiche of a street argot to which I quite evidently have no access and in whose mazy slang avenues I would soon get lost, innit? In a sense I am typecast linguistically and although I can for fun try on all kinds of brogues and dialect clothes, my voice, my style, my language is as distinctive as my fingerprints.




excellent stuff.
drpaisley: (jesus cunt)
Jane Fonda discusses how she came to love "The Vagina Monologues" on the Today Show. Oddly enough, words are involved.




Oops! I guess one can't call a spade a fucking shovel on "Today" either.

The amount of fatuous hyperventilating over this has been amazing. That Meredith Viera was made to "apologize" is even more pathetic. "Cunt" is the name of the portion of the play Fonda was originally asked to read. I'm sure there wil be a ludicrous fine proposed by the FCC (Fucking Cunt Commission) for this violation of decency. At least she only said it, and didn't pull a Janet Jackson . . .

* Stolen from Letterman's "Top 10" last night
drpaisley: (jesus cunt)
Jane Fonda discusses how she came to love "The Vagina Monologues" on the Today Show. Oddly enough, words are involved.




Oops! I guess one can't call a spade a fucking shovel on "Today" either.

The amount of fatuous hyperventilating over this has been amazing. That Meredith Viera was made to "apologize" is even more pathetic. "Cunt" is the name of the portion of the play Fonda was originally asked to read. I'm sure there wil be a ludicrous fine proposed by the FCC (Fucking Cunt Commission) for this violation of decency. At least she only said it, and didn't pull a Janet Jackson . . .

* Stolen from Letterman's "Top 10" last night

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