In commemoration of my favorite holiday, here a few Halloween cartoons--one by Zach Weinersmith (whose permission to share his work is very appreciated) and one by me.
I came across Zach's comic last Halloween, and loved it. The way in which languages continuously change and evolve fascinates me, but what's equally interesting is how resistant we can be to this change. It seems that many people who are otherwise very open and welcoming to cultural change and progress in other areas seem to like to hold tight to the "rules" of grammar-which are themselves really quite arbitrary, and dictated, like most things, by society's power structures (Mona Chalabi made an interesting video about this recently).
And here's my cartoon:
Have a fun Halloween, all.