Origins of the alphabet
Stunningly designed and well-researched narrative on the origins of the Latin alphabet
Typical American expressions
As defined by the U.S. military's own training branch
Hnady new term for sluggish and slow moving days; also works for boring meetings
Best words of the decade
Picks from the Guardian's Books blog
Map of the tiny archipelago discovered by English years ago
Canadian Oxford Dictionary: RIP
The entire staff has been laid-off putting the dictionary's future in grave doubt
Podcast is the word of the year
No surprise as almost anyone whose anyone is doing it. Bird flu, lifehack, and sudoku were among the runners up.
Choosing the Word of the Year
A story only a language obsessive could enjoy.
Banished words for 2005
Includes election jargon, “blog,” and “safe and effective.”
Clive Thompson on dude’s current usage.
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