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Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    With 1.35 billion citizens and dozens of distinct language and dialect groups, I think this pun-suppression effort will be no wok in the park.Report

  2. Avatar Notme says:

    I read the linked story and was struck by the line, “One would think that such offenses are hardly serious of government attention.” Funny thing i thought the same of nanny govt attempts to control soda sales in ny.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Notme says:

      “One would think that such offenses are hardly serious of government attention.”

      That’s a disappointingly awful sentence to find in a Language Log piece. Must be all those participation trophies they give for essay writing these days.Report

  3. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    One of Chairman Mao’s lesser known saying is that “making puns is a mental disease.”Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    This will ultimately be a puny effort to prevent China from becoming democratic.Report