Some of the following links might be familiar to you, especially if you follow me on Twitter (and even if you don’t). But you’ll probably see a few new items too…
Nosferatu’s cryptic code.
The origin of arithmetic symbols.
Manly slang from the 19th century.
Probably the best beer name in the world.
International Phonetic Alphabet, with audio illustrations.
Twelve dubious rules of style and usage (podcast; email required).
What to do if someone tells you “there’s a gazelle on the lawn”.
Field guide to the main languages of Europe (PDF, 469 kB).
Look away now if you suffer from aibohphobia.
The Simpsons’ influence on modern English.
The quick and quixotic growth of Na’vi.
The terror of uninterrupted text.