When Code Switching Goes Wrong

Picture 4As Craig Martin, from the Edge, asks: When does code switching go wrong?

Maybe in this case?

The caption at the original post reads:

I don’t understand Duke University. At a ceremony reading out the names of victims of genocide, this Blue Devil [i.e., their team mascot] got into the act. Maybe the strangest thing I’ve seen in a spell, it was, I’m sure, meant as an act of piety at this sports besotted university.

You’ll learn more about code switching at
Lehigh University when t
he Edge
comes to town in a few days.

2 Replies to “When Code Switching Goes Wrong”

  1. Thanks for re-posting Russel. I like how you’re calling this “code switching.” But I’m thinking that perhaps code switching never goes “wrong.” It just does its own thing, its own “strange” thing under local variations.

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