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I've been enjoying Alexx's descriptions of signs he sees, but I really wish there was a Website where someone collected and captioned the best signs.
Yeah! "the semiotics of protest signs" --someone needs to do this as a thesis!

For now, could I ask people to caption the signs in this article?
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/not-usually-a-sign-guy-but-geez?utm_term=.pn8W4qv4zE#.oc24M6jMxW

I would also be interested in people leaving comments regarding their favorite signs.
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Is there a difference between a
contact language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_contact
and
Macaronic languge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaronic_language#History
?

Is it that a contact language is spoken and Macaronic language is more likely to refer to a written or sung creative work? (Except the Macaronic language entry refers tot he Sublime song, which I love.)To give this a more specific context, I'm thinking of Salvatore's speaking style in _The Name of the Rose_ and of the minions language in the movies, both of which I have read referred to by linguists as examples of contact languages.

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