Emailing while sleeping.
A mytholingual encyclopedia.
A typographic zoo.
The origins of currency symbols.
Tracing the history of language families.
The mystery of Easter Island’s rongorongo script.
2D-FRUTTI, TANGOinPARIS, and other strained astronomical acronyms.
“Do you have a book with a title that was written by an author?”
A history of grawlixes (aka obscenicons).
Do words have a shape?
Why are we so good at reading?
Regional variations on Snap, Crackle and Pop.
Stuart Flexner on the techniques and thrills of lexicography (audio).
The contentious history of Times New Roman.
Words as a dangerous habit.
And to conclude in a rude mood, a brace from Language Log:
Pr@ck, Oedipal expletive, and other types of taboo avoidance.
“We are linguists, and we don’t give a shit.”