Thursday, 28 October 2021

January Random Thread: Volume 10, Number 5

Cover of May/June 2006 issue of Muse

Happy 2013! This year, in a return to its Muserly roots, the blog is dedicating each monthly random thread to an especially memorable issue or article of the magazine that brought us all together.

For January it’s the May/June 2006 issue on the theme of language, which contained (among other things) “Learning to Speak” by Fiona Cowie; John Noble Wilford’s article about the revival of Virginia Algonquian, the language of Pocahontas; and, of course, the inimitable “English as She Is Spoke.” Not to mention an exceptionally bizarre “Kokopelli & Company” strip, in which Chad performs exploratory brain surgery on Urania:

Chad removes Urania's brain, messily

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