Linguistic Humour


Courtesy of SLUM, the Society of Linguistics Undergraduates of McGill:



  • What'dya call it when someone calls Chomsky a conservative?
    A mis-noam-er!
  • Which star of "Pirates of the Caribbean" also restricts phonological changes to output forms?
    Johnny DEP-IO!
  • Q: Two linguists were walking down the street. Which one was the specialist in contextually indicated deixis and anaphoric reference resolution strategies?
    The other one.
  • A lengthy joke

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Talented artist and linguistics student Sofia Kanibolotskaia has generously created the following cartoons for your amusement and edification. Enjoy!