Extinction event

"Oh, that's sad," I remarked: "it says here that a native American language went extinct this week, when the last man who could speak it died."

"I wonder what his last words were," said Jen. "Mind you, so did everyone else."

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. I was thinking exactly the same thing....it must be E.S.P. (Extra Sensible Pyjamas)

    I'm off for my annual pilgrimage to Skeggy & York. Ey up, lad. I'll be reet back!

  2. The last living man appears to have been a woman. Must have been an oddity ofEyak gramma'.

    PS Lycos have been kind enough to kill off their mail service, so this represents my new e-mail address. Avataransfer would be appreciated.

  3. Interesting (accoring to the story link) that she kept the language going after her elder sister died - how, exactly? By talking to herself?

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