McKenzie friend

The term McKenzie friend has been discussed here before – here’s the first entry, and later I quoted the OED definition, and finally the original McKenzie friend commented – see PDF.

On Language Log, Mark Liberman has now found a McKenzie friend who seems more dangerous to the understanding of language than many a judge.

The syntax, and I am the judge in 1988 who wrote the mathematical interface on all 5,000 languages proving that language is a linear equation in algebra certifying that all words have 900 definitions through this mathematical algebraic formula and over the course of the past 21 years have developed an accuracy level in the syntaxing of language sentence structure to prove the correct sentence structure communication syntax language is required in a court system.

There is more.

LATER NOTE: see the comments at Language Log on David Wynn Miller, also mentioned in Wikipedia.

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