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?
Authors respond to a survey on symbolism.
The language of photography.
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.