An interesting overview of forensic linguistics in the Washington Post. Excerpt: 

In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a missing 4-year-old. The team soon realizes that the girl has been given away by a relative, Sue, and that there’s no way Sue is going to reveal her whereabouts.
A crucial break comes when FBI profiler Alex Blake puts her “word wisdom” to work. Blake, who is also a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, notices that Sue uses an unusual turn of phrase during an interview and in a written statement: “I put the light bug on.”
The FBI team launches an Internet search and soon discovers the same misuse of “light bug” for “light bulb” in an underground adoption forum: “I’ll switch the light bug off in the car so no one will see.”
Same author, right? On that assumption, the team springs into action and — bingo! — the missing child is found.
Inspiration for Blake’s expertise came from former FBI special agent and linguist James R. Fitzgerald, who became an adviser to “Criminal Minds” in 2008. Blake, he says, is a combination of him and his fiancee, Georgetown associate linguistics professor Natalie Schilling.
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Previously about forensic linguistics

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One, Two...Three?
  • Sherlock:...
  • Molly:*biting her lip, wringing her hands nervously* Sherlock?
  • Sherlock:*buffering*
  • Molly:*swallowing* Sherlock, please say something.
  • Sherlock:I-I...
  • Molly:*chuckles nervously* That's a start *hugs her chest* I thought you were okay with children.
  • Sherlock:*high-pitched* One, Molly. I'd even have thought about two. But...but...
  • Molly:*panicking* Oh, God...you can't even say triplets.
  • Sherlock:*freaking out* I'm sorry but the last time I looked, you only had two nipples! *very high-pitched* What about the third? Do they take turns?
  • Molly:*blinking* You're freaking out!
  • Sherlock:Yes! This is brilliant!
  • Molly:...
  • Molly:*blinking* I'm sorry? You were just worrying about feeding and now-
  • Sherlock:*smiles* They're our children. We can work around your genetic problem and...everything else.
  • Molly:*freaking out* But-but...what happened to the panicking and- stop smiling, you're not supposed to be excited! We're supposed to be logical and working this out together... *breathing heavily; rubbing her stomach*
  • Sherlock:*nodding; reaching out to take her hand* Of course, yes.
  • Sherlock:...
  • Sherlock:How long should I wait until I take them to their first crime scene?
  • Molly:*gapes* Who are you?
  • Sherlock:*winks* Dad.

Day 326 - Morphon | モルフォン | Venomoth (Shiny)

Morphon sleeps all day. When it wakes up at sunset, it needs to flap off the serein that settled upon its wings. Morphon loves to psych humans out by scaring them by hiding in the shadows.

(P.S. New Pokémon drawings every single day.)

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