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Language professor trashes Trump has having less forethought than ‘my cat and my forks, knives and spoons’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Linguistics Professor John McWhorter of Columbia University told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday that there was no way to take what Trump said about “shthole countries” as anything but racist. “It’s quite clear that he sees black people as lesser,” McWhorter said....

An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…: TMSIDK Episode 36

Why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. John McWhorter is co-host; Bari Weiss is live fact-checker. The post An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…: TMSIDK Episode 36 appeared first on Freakonomics.

Black Academic Glenn Loury Asks A WHITE PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ACTIVIST If "Progressivism Is Interested In Rebuilding The Black Inner City". The White Man Told Him: "LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO GET TRUMP AND THE REPUGNANT REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE FIRST"

I was happy to hear Glenn Loury and John McWhorter SAY what THIS BLOG HAS BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG WHILE: Ta-Nahesis Coates IS AN INTELLECTUAL FRAUD, engineered and given a stage presence by WHITE PROGRESSIVE CHESHIRE FOX ALLIES STILLShow More Summary

All About Bugs (of the Animal and Computer Varieties): TMSIDK Episode 32

Musical crickets, crop-saving wasps — and why you should pre-bug your software. John McWhorter is co-host; the live fact-checker is Bari Weiss. The post All About Bugs (of the Animal and Computer Varieties): TMSIDK Episode 32 appeared first on Freakonomics.

JOHN MCWHORTER: Educated liberals overuse the term ‘racist.’ No one can fail to be amazed by the…

JOHN MCWHORTER: Educated liberals overuse the term ‘racist.’ No one can fail to be amazed by the courage of the people who protested segregation and bigotry in the 1950s and 1960s. Those who endured physical injury justifiably stick in our minds the most. Today’s educated liberals lack the courage they admire in their forebears, at […]

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Althouse has a video of Glenn Loury and John McWhorter talking about Ta-Nehisi Coates.

“THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING:” John McWhorter goes on an epic tirade against Ta-Nehisi Coates (and the…

“THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING:” John McWhorter goes on an epic tirade against Ta-Nehisi Coates (and the white people who make a show of embracing him).

Do Languages Simplify Over Time?

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

That's the theory, based on what we see with languages such as english, which seem to slim down over centuries. John McWhorter says that simply isn’t true.

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Emergent order has long been a common EconTalk theme, and this week's fascinating episode is no exception. This week, host Russ Roberts welcomed Columbia University linguist John McWhorter to the program to discuss the evolution of language and his new book, Words on the Move. Show More Summary

John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move

How did bad come to mean good? Why is Shakespeare so hard to understand? Is there anything good about "like" and "you know?" Author and professor John McWhorter of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the unplanned ways that English speakers create English, an example of emergent order. Show More Summary

Linguistics professor hilariously mocks ‘primitive’ Trump ‘dragging his knuckles on the peanut shells of the bar’

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In a hilarious interview with CNN’s Don Lemon Tuesday, Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter had a lot to say about President Donald Trump’s speaking style. While Trump might claim to have “all the best words,” McWhorter had another take. “What...

What John McWhorter, Glenn Loury and Other Black Academic Elites Won't Admit To As Their Distinguished Relationship Relative To 'Black Community Human Resources Development Institutions'

IN their THEORY that is backed by the moralisms of 'SOCIAL JUSTICE' (Unicorn Pee) they understand that THEY DO NOT HAVE TO operate the 'Black Community Human Resource Development Institutions' THROUGH WHICH OUR PEOPLE MATRICULATE THROUGH...Show More Summary

What John McWhorter And Glenn Loury Get Wrong About "Race & IQ": "COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY"

I plead guilty of believing that the average "Black Academic At An Elite Ivy League School" prefers INTELLECTUALIZATION Of RACE THEORY more than they are prepared to GO AGAINST their FELLOW 'BLACK FACED PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS' that MOLEST the 'HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS' of the Black Community for the sake of POLITICS. Show More Summary

A Brief History Of 'No'

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

In this Lexicon Valley podcast, "John McWhorter goes negative, exploring the evolution of no and not."

Ron Perlman Slays Joy Reid With His 'Donald Trump' Impression

Joy Ann Reid had Actor Ron Perlman and Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University John McWhorter on this morning and the topic of Trump's bizarre speaking style came up. Perlman broke into an insanely...Show More Summary

Why Do Languages Have Contractions?

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As Slate puts it, "John McWhorter explains why we love shrinkage." (podcast)

Monday Smackdown: Why Do I Find John McWhorter so Annoying?

Is it me? Or is it him? I find an interesting link on Making Light, follow it, immediately find that the introduction annoys me—gets my back up—and then I notice that it is by John McWhorter. Other people like McWhorter a lot:. But I read: John McWhorter: English is not normal : "Hwæt, we gardena in geardagum þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon... Show More Summary

Re: Stop Obsessing Over Race and IQ

I very much enjoyed John McWhorter’s thoughtful essay on discussing race and IQ, and Robert VerBruggen’s thoughtful response to it. As a mere lawyer, I have less expertise and narrower interests than either of them. Still, for what it’s...Show More Summary

A Columbia Professor's Critique of Campus Politics

John McWhorter argues that an influential minority of college students are misusing concepts like safe spaces and white supremacy as performative cudgels––and that administrators and faculty members ought to do more to teach them the errors of their ways.

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