Sunday, 4 March 2007

Tele-everything

Of interest to all you who are studying language change (take note Year 13) and all those interested in Language and ICT (Year12)

http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/tele.htm

Read, enjoy, comment. :)

Any suggestions for further coinings on the theme, then feel free to email me or post them and I'll put a selection of our new words up. Definitions to be included please.

4 comments:

Hannah (www.freewebs.com/ethelanddoreen) said...

Teletubby?

Being fat at a distance?
Being fat on TV?

Can't say either definition makes it an acceptable 'art form'.

Hannah (www.freewebs.com/ethelanddoreen) said...

This doesn't go here, but someone just emailed it to me cos they know I'm sad:
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."

Miss Elliott said...

I love it! Somehow I can't believe in it, but I love it!

also I like teletubby...

Tessa said...

“Television. No good will come of this device. The word is half Greek and half Latin”. - gutted for that man! really unfortunate.

also, u kno when u look at one word for ages, and it stops making sense? i totally got that with "tele" (i just realised this comment wud b perfect to analyse in 'language and technology')

also...i just had to make ANOTHER google account, cos i forgot my other password....yes, i know im whiney.