Thursday, June 26, 2008


This post is probably going to bore the socks off of anyone who reads it but oh, well. As the subject line clearly states this is about infixes and their use in the English Language. The English Language does not use an infix (a word inserted into the middle of a word much like a prefix or suffix) the way other languages like Arabic do. In fact, there is only a few cases where I personally know of an infix being used in English. And all of these cases use some sort of swear word/derogation. In the case of Shinzwani, an infix is inserted to express self reflection. In English we have terms like abso-f*cking-lutely, or abso-bloody-lutely. What does this say about English? Are infixes just not a concern? Or do we only use them to emphasize something? And then why are we only using derogatory infixes?

Hmmm, something to think about. If you have any other infixes, please add them to my comments. I would like also like to hear if those of you who are living in English speaking countries outside of the US have any others as well (Hint, Hint.)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

First Post

I want to start blogging not about my personal life like so many, but about my professional life as a student. I know that I need a place to vent about articles that I may not understand initially. I want to be able to discuss anthropological news with people who might be interested in everything that is "the human collective experience throughout time and space"