Another month means another selection of language and book links, the latest batch including tiny libraries and great secrets, badgers and Moo Fields, jive and wiki. Something for everyone, I hope.
Slim Gaillard’s jive dictionary.
Preserving the Texas German dialect.
The world’s tiniest library.
(Not counting Marc Giai-Miniet’s.)
On slipping a phrase into the language.
Throwing cold water on “ultraconserved words”.
Phonetic analysis of Marge Simpson’s disapproval-sound.
Watching badgers, not inhaling: 10 scandalous euphemisms.
Indian languages as a primer on historical linguistics.
The Pig Latins of 11 other languages.
Wiki: a word’s journey.
What can we learn from children’s writing?
The role of editors in codifying Standard English.
“Because I say so!” The trouble with Gwynne’s grammar.
Cunning Geo, Moo Field: amazing place names of Orkney and Shetland.
How learning a foreign language reignites the imagination.
N.K.Y.S.A. (Nobody knows your stupid acronym.)
Why do we say Yeah, no?
All the headlines from The Simpsons.
“Herein lies the great secret: Thought is made in the mouth.” (A Dada manifesto by Tristan Tzara.)