Time for a selection of language links. Most are recent, some aren’t, all are good. Until next week, happy browsing!
Grotesque alphabet at BibliOdyssey.
Typos aren’t bad grammar.
Oxford commas and Chicago style.
Literary devices (cartoon).
Wrack or rack? It’s complicated.
A language joke walks into a bar.
What are linking verbs?
“I’ve learned to give up when I hear Brooklyn in your voice.”
Some tips for self-editing.
Spaghetti or lasagne for linguists.
Celebrate Dudesgiving with Wordnik’s word soup.
Balinese: a language of many politeness levels.
The elusive ‘misplaced only’.
The politics of grammar and usage.
Phrases gone astray in the NYT newsroom.
When it’s OK to correct grammar online.
The phonetic taste of coffee.
Does Google Translate speak “like a 10-year-old“?
Lost in translation: Lonely Planet‘s top picks.
Jean Aitchison, Language Change (Ch. 1, PDF).