Mechanical

The Ambiguity of English

There is an artificial language called Lojban which is based on predicate logic. It was created to form a language in which it is impossible to form an ambiguous sentence. That's a bit of a shame as it would eliminate so much humor.

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It is possible to speak ambiguously in Lojban, but it is not the default; it is always intentional. Fortunately, there are other forms of humor.

-Matt Arnold
Board of Directors President
Logical Language Institute
You know, I always wonder how people involved in other projects always seem to find their way to my journal :)
The answer is: I have a Google Alert set up to tell me any time someone uses the word "Lojban" on the web. Also someone brought up your comic for discussion on our mailing list.