Topic : Blogs
The Language of Food
October 15, 2009
Stanford linguist Dan Jurafsky has launched a fascinating new blog called The Language of Food. So far he's posted meticulous studies of the words entrée, ketchup, and dessert. Check it out here.
A Daily Portmanteau
October 7, 2009
What's a dingenuity? It's "A dinner made from the most random of ingredients." And a Snaab? That's "A snob who is obsessed with his Saab," of course. Read more hilariously inventive blends on A Daily Portmanteau.
William Safire, R.I.P.
September 28, 2009
National Punctuation Day
September 24, 2009
It's National Punctuation Day! Why not celebrate by reading some of our recent punctuated-related posts?
September 18, 2009
What's an apostrophantom? Stan Carey defines it as "an entity that absconds from the printed page, leaving only a ghostly trace of the apostrophe it once was." See it (and its relative the apostrofly) on Carey's Sentence First blog.
How to Describe Gibberish
September 15, 2009
Eyewash! Piffle! Twaddle! Mumbo jumbo! Want to know twenty ways to describe nonsensical speech? Maeve Maddox of Daily Writing Tips has the answers here.
Dictionaries in the Age of Google
September 8, 2009
Do we still need dictionaries in the age of Google? That's the question posed by Julia Angwin in the Wall Street Journal's "Decoder" blog. Read her investigation here.