Link love: language (38)

I expected my previous post to be my last of the year, but here I am with another. I was never much good at prediction.

Nonetheless: This will definitely be my last link love post of the year.

If you’ve been here before, you know the story: language-related links, some old, some new, some previously tweeted, all worth a click if you have the time and interest:

How supernovae are named.

Alphabet maps of Ireland and Great Britain

Tips for perfect proofreading.

Hearing the Great Vowel Shift.

“Part buzz, part groan”: lobsters talk to fish.

Comparing usage advice from two books on language.

And I’m like, read this! On quotative like.


How did groovy come to mean what it does?

When does terminology become jargon?

The psychology of pedantry.

Authors respond to a survey on symbolism.

The language of photography.

Zee and zed.

Merriam-Webster’s year in words.

Brocabulary and the dudeification of English.

Neil Postman’s exercise in etymology.

On the language used to advertise crisps (US: potato chips).

Dritok: a voiceless language.


4 Responses to Link love: language (38)

  1. Solsti says:

    Amarilla Golf,

    Hello Irishman (‘couldn’t find your name anywhere).

    ‘Nice site!
    Drop me a line if you want to find out more about whistled speech.
    If you’re in this area I’d be happy to meet up for a chat (and show you how it’s done, if you want).

    Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes,

  2. Stan says:

    Hello, Solsti, and thanks for your comment and kind offer. My name is Stan; you can find it on the About page, in the address of the blog, in the comments on various posts, and via the links in the Elsewhere section to your right. Best wishes to you too. I’ll be in touch if I ever want to learn more about whistled speech.

  3. Kevin says:

    excellent post, i like the one about where groovy came from. most are interesting. again thanks, i enjoyed reading the information.

  4. Stan says:

    You’re welcome, Kevin. Thanks for your visit.

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