Language & English

Dear indigenous of English,

You NO unstand.

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it is often the case,
that i do contemplate,
the degree of cockiness,
that i should exhibit myself.

if showing-off too much,
i then beget revulsion.
if i show not enough,
then i'm not man enough.

therefore i trounce,
when being pressed,
on the delicate balance,
that i might have trashed.

now you understand,
'tis not my loftiness,
but my frailties,
that you should endorse.

on the other hand,
with regard to the universe,
my name is Xah Lee,
and i'm still matchless.

— Xah Lee, 2004

Writing, Grammar, Style

The Ethology of Jargons, Chantable Phrases, Obfuscations

Phonetics, Symbols, Typography


Essay Fodder; misc

Some poems:


Lyrics Appreciation

Human Animals & Their Songs.

A collection of ≈150 song lyrics and commentary. In particular, Chinese lyrics are translated, and English lyrics are analyzed with attention to the language, as armchair anthropology.