Stop indiscriminate umlauting!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/06/28 21:47 -04:00, original URI:

Cathy Wissink has threatened to have the slogan in the title of this post made into a bumper sticker. Of course she is usually inspired to think about this after seeing yet another example of heavy metal umlauting (I can't believe this topic has a Wikipedia page!), a phenomenon that Arnold Zwizky mentioned over on the Language Log yesterday....

If she ever gets around to having them made, I'll buy one, take a picture of it, and post it here. :-)

# Rosyna on 28 Jun 2005 10:42 PM:

Well, that's what makes wikipedia so dang awesome. A page for almost anything, no matter how sïlly. There's even a page for haxies!

On an unrelated note, for some odd reason all the rss entries on are now going

Secure HTTP on port 443, why...?

# Michael S. Kaplan on 28 Jun 2005 10:46 PM:

I just tried my RSS 2.0 link and was not sent to a link with that port in it. Am I missing something?

# Rosyna on 28 Jun 2005 11:15 PM:

No, looks like it was magically fixed. Or something. Eh, no bïggÿ

# Dean Harding on 28 Jun 2005 11:44 PM:

I think they were doing updates to the server, cause it's been changing back and forth for me over the last day or so. I even had URLs with the IP address, rather than the hostname, at one point.

It confused the crap out of newgator which uses the url to distinguish new posts... I gotta get a better aggregator :)

# Simon Montagu on 29 Jun 2005 2:17 AM:

See also and replies.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 29 Jun 2005 8:05 AM:

Rosyna -- The Haxie topic is just a stub....

# Vorn on 30 Jun 2005 1:16 PM:




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