A new batch of language links, and (since they are roughly monthly) probably the last this year.
The origin of strop.
The anticlimactic linebreak.
How computers understand speech.
Is ranga (= red-haired person) offensive?
We listen with our hands too.
Edinburgh’s mystery book sculptor returns.
Preaching the incontrovertible (on that/which) to the unconvertible.
Youse had better get used to it.
The enormity of a usage problem.
Computers’ trouble with prepositions.
Are online dictionaries finding their ideal format?
Brain-eating zombie nouns.
Crowd-sourcing scientific terms in sign language.
The global language of procrastination.
Why do new words survive?
A brief history of taxi words.
A well-intentioned rant about hyphens.
English and Hinglish in India.
That’s so random: the evolution of an odd word.
Rare book dispenser at the Monkey’s Paw.
English is not a Scandinavian language.
The value of editing: a Twitter chat.
Replyallcalypse and other libfix tech disasters.
20 rules for writing detective stories.
The origin of language in gesture–speech unity.
The recursiveness of language linkfests.
If you yearn for more links and cannot wait till 2013, try the archives.