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Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom
The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers

NR: Chambers - The King in Yellow. Not because I'm watching True Detective, but because everyone's talking about it being referenced in True Detective and it seemed cool. Which it is. Unsettling stories.