Enjoy Stan Carey’s collection of language-related articles.
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?
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