Friday, September 11, 2009

The Semiotics of College Letters



Dear Dad,

$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can't think of anything I need. $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.

Love,
Your $on

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Dear Son,

I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.

Love,
Dad


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From an e-mail I received...a perfect example of the use of semiotics.

2 comments:

Lorelei said...

Love your blog... I am working on my MA in linguistics now, and enjoy all your posts!

I'm waiting to get one of those letters from my son. He's been in college now for about a month, so I expect it'll be coming soon. ;-)

Wordacious said...

Lorelei - Thank you for the compliment. It is always nice to meet people who love studying language as much as I do. What is your favorite sub-field of linguistics?

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