Note: this was originally posted on amberstubbs.net, on a blog that no longer exists. Republished here for posterity, and also because I still think it's kinda funny -- AS
I work in natural language processing and computational linguistics now, but I started off as primarily in Computer Science, which meant that I had to pick up linguistics along the way. But linguistics is fascinating, so when I find something weird or interesting I want to share it. Hence, Mystery Linguistics Theater. (And yes, it is a reference to Mystery Science Theater. One of the best shows ever.)
Episode 1: Who left the verbs out?
(In case you can’t read it, the important bit is: “Your Textbooks are current. So should your software”.)