Thursday, November 22, 2007

This made me laugh

An indigenous language in southern Mexico is in danger of disappearing because its last two speakers have stopped talking to one another.

Most of what I find really funny is black humour, but it's usually because of the ridiculousness of the situation. This is actually very sad, but still...

1 comment:

Hannibal said...

It is quite scary looking at the following clock...


http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks2.htm

But... in a cynical world if a species no longer adds value, it will go extinct.

If you want to be nasty... perhaps languages disappear because not enough people care? Afrikaans is a tiny weany language in a world perspective but I don't think it will go extinct quickly because people care...

In reality, wouldn't the world be a better place if there was at least one language everyone understood... and then a few others for spice?