Link love: language (4)
Mark Peters writes about mystery-y-ish-y and other strange -y suffixations.
The wonderful Wordnik: no ordinary dictionary. Might not be a dictionary at all. TED Talks video: Erin McKean redefines the dictionary.
Classic music albums re-imagined as Penguin books.
A really important hyphen.
P. W. Joyce explains Irish place names.
The taste of words (like “kiki” and “bouba”, pictured).
Jesse Sheidlower’s review of The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage.
“Sometimes behave so strangely“: Diana Deutsch shows how speaking voices sing.
Edited to add: Evolutionary division of labour in the human brain.