It’s been more than a month since my last linkfest. Time for another assortment of language-related reading material. (And, at the end, audiovisual.)
Email and texting as “fingered speech”.
Homophones, homonyms and co.: a Venn diagram.
The value of editing.
Punning is serious business.
The tension of stacked parentheses.
Grammar and usage myths debunked.
Where does kindly belong?
Scots words in the wild.
A history of Ireland in 100 insults.
On gesture, or, when thought “leaks through our hands.”
Tidbits and titbits.
Proofreading a dictionary.
My life’s sentences.
When language advice misleads.
Marvellous words from Marvel Comics.
Using pronouns to predict dating success.
Headline headghgh: a gallery of dummy text.
The contentious history of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Is “me no likie” racist?
Tricks used by chatbots to imitate humans.
Linguistics from an evolutionary point of view (PDF).
How blogs and Twitter are changing science writing (talk, 1 hr 11 min.).