A seemingly empty room of ninjas, and other new collective nouns.
What happens to your accent when you sing?
An L E G that is sure to M U U.
Meet Roger W. Shuy, forensic linguist.
When “claim quotes” mislead.
Ali, Banda, Chakechake… and a world of phonetic alphabets.
Prepare to wince: scholarship now has an “impact profile”.
Merriam-Webster’s 10 most-searched words of 2009.
Some say there’ll no be dick in Moby-Dick.
The Happy Earwig Motel and other delights in a three-part Simpsons brand-o-rama.
For lexicographers, cardigans are optional.
Language as an evolutionary endowment. (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Otto Jesperson on natural and artificial language formation.
Finally, inspired inanity from a monosyllabic Monty Python: