Uncle Jazzbeau’s Gallimaufrey discusses movies that feature linguists as prominent characters. If you have suggestions to add to the list, I’m sure he’d be glad to see them.
And while we’re on the subject of linguists and translators, Margaret Marks of Transblawg has an entry on the FBI’s need for Arabic speakers and the low acceptance rate.

By the way, I should mention that the Languagehattery is beginning the long and painful process of moving out of New York City to (we hope) a beautiful Hudson River town, so blogging and correspondence may be slower than usual as I try to absorb the minutiae of interest rates, points, fees, and other arcana. Ancient Egyptian is easier, I tell you.
Update. We got the house!


  1. Good luck with the search for a well-appointed, well-situated hat-box. High up on the life stress scale, as we probably all know.

  2. Good luck with the move (and the bank)!

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