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Doonesbury by G.B. Trudeau
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Apr 04, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: well-i-think-its-funny, history-and-biography, linguistics-and-philosophy
Read in January, 1985

Contains the marvelous segment explaining the principles of Californian English. If you don't know it:
- "See Rick, in its way, mellow-speak is a remarkably economical dialect. What Dr. Asher has done is reduce language to only its most essential components. Here, I'll show you. Give me a line to translate."

- "How about this... 'The moon like a flower in heaven's high bower, with silent delight sits and smiles on the night."

- "William Blake, right? Okay, let's see... In mellow-speak, that would be... 'Oh, wow, look at the moon.'"

- "Duane, we've got to talk"
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