I’m overdue another batch of links, so here it is! These are language-related posts and stories and pictures that appealed to me lately. Most are recent; a few I dug up from the archives. Some of them you might already have read (especially if you follow me on Twitter), but I hope you’ll find something new and interesting.
A noisy alphabet.
Is towards heading toward disuse?
Chasing pigeons and language acquisition.
What’s the difference between but and though?
So what’s noo: Do you drop your yod?
How to speak hip in 1959.
English has a few new determinatives.
Are there linguistic differences between the sexes?
English is not a parade, and you are not the drum major.
On being persuaded about convince.
The etymythology of nerd.
Names for “@” around the world.
Blogs in indigenous and minority languages.
The colour of vowel sounds: a synaesthesia experiment.
How language contact changes language (PDF).
Three logicians walk into a bar.
The origins of music genre names.