Poem: To A Thesaurus.
Ireland, the emerald desert.
Ultrasonic songs of male mice.
Language as a secret weapon.
Taking abstract thoughts literally.
Proverbs and sayings of the Isle of Man.
The secret history of typography in the OED.
How “dord” accidentally entered a dictionary.
When exclamation marks disappeared from Marvel comics!
The evolution of speech: a comparative review (PDF, 632 KB).