snowgall (snowgall) wrote,
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Nerdy linguistics discussion on tumblr

Yesterday I got into a lively discussion with another tumblr user on the proper interpretation of one of Bucky's lines in Captain America: The First Avenger.

The line in question goes like this:

Hell, no. That little guy from Brooklyn who was too dumb not to run away from a fight, I’m following him.




The original poster thought this line was illogical, while I thought it made perfect sense.

This engendered a lot of back and forth debate!

If anyone's interested in reading it, the resulting tumblr thread is here, and my follow-up post with more technical linguistic-y discussion is here.

Where my linguists at? khalulu ... shiftylinguini ... pauraque ... I'm sure I'm missing some :)
Tags: fandom: captain america, linguistics, meta, website:tumblr
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