For your weekend reading and viewing pleasure, a selection of recent language-related links from around the web:
Love letters to trees.
How to design a metaphor.
Two medieval monks invent writing.
The United Swears of America, in maps.
On the political power of African American names.
Asperitas: the first new cloud name since 1951.
The emerging science of human screams.
Telegraphic abbreviations of the 19thC.
Secret language games, aka ludlings.
Managing weight in typeface design.
Zodiac signs for linguists.
A stone talking to itself.