Friday 6 May 2011

phonetics in Antarctica?

You will have discovered the map of the world on the right-hand side of my blog indicating by small green spots the places from which people interested in phonetic matters accessed my blog.  Every now and then I take a closer look at this map. Off the coast of Nigeria there's one green spot (see upper red arrow) about which I'm not quite sure which place it refers to. Is it St Helena?

The other green spot, which I'm very proud of, is the southernmost one. It's situated in Antarctica. Never in my life would I have expected polar bears to take an interest in phonetics.



  1. You mean penguins, surely? Still worth taking pride in, though.

  2. @Anonymous: Very good! Many people think that polar bears live in Antarctica. The whole post is a joke.