This was funny, awkward, and accurate, a lot of things that Syllojism tends to be. Our GigaChad guest was unique, to say the least, and both Brett and I delivered on this challenge, as you would expect - Brett cheated and exceeded the 500-word limit, and we both had some kind of terrible throat illness when recording.
Language Simp speaks many languages, but his first language is Troll. I’ve got more to say on this, as always, but I’ll leave that for the Superfan Substack Premium frens tomorrow. We recorded for a LONG time - there’s over 30 minutes of bonus footage. Also tomorrow, I’ll post the written portion of the challenge if you want to read it.
Get a fuckton more content for less than a cuppa soup at Panera Bread.
3:19 THE CHALLENGE
4:33 Who Simps for Polyglot YouTube
7:12 The Pronoun Police
10:05 Breaking gender fluid damn language
15:49 Who has the best GDP in the world? Language Simp’s Love Language is trolling
16:42 The power of curse words in language learning
18:29 Natasha’s Challenge
23:35 Language Pimp
26:39 Brett’s Challenge
30:41 Linguistic intelligence is about communication not big words
35:08 Brett’s thick corpus callosum vs word peasants
39:56 Syllogisms Spotify Roundup
43:48 Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and The Hopi Time Surfers
47:48 The Paradox of appropriating language and learning it
49:13 Schadenfreude and clap-boo-tee
50:37 The International concept of swearing… except in Arabic
53:25 Brett tries to suggest that oppressive cultures are just about dedication