Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Linguo

Do you have a stock answer for when someone asks you what the word is for something, or the name is for something, and you have no idea what they're talking about? Mine is "Hitler".

Also, I once wrote a skit about language loss that involved languages dying out because someone was trying to remember the word for something, and they couldn't, and when they'd try to explain it to someone else, they'd forget another word ("You know! That thing they use on horses, the thing they put on their, you know, their what-do-you-call-its."), until eventually the only words left in the tongue are "um", "uh" and "it's right on the tip of my tongue". Okay, maybe it doesn't sound that funny, but it was better in the performance, plus I would like to know who else has ever written sketch comedy about language loss theory.
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