Remember the Babbling Twins?

Of course you do — they were diaper-filling kings of all media a week or two ago:

There was much babbling from the media and mere mortals alike that we were seeing some sort of idioglossia in action — that private “twin speech” the rest of us just can’t get, and that has been a staple for dramatizations ranging from Nell to the Brothers Grossbart.

But every party needs a pooper, and not just the ones in diapers. Enter blogger As a Linguist, who debunks the pop cultural interpretations, but shows us that we can find fascinating aspects of it all.

H/T: Quid Plura, where you’ll find the usual cool array of links.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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