These are the things I've written that are tagged "language"

Old Slang: Appreciating Webster’s with Bots

02 June 2014

Peter Organisciak: The medium of Twitter bot offers us the ability to shine a spotlight on the entries as individual entities; “hence, conspicuous public notice“. While it is certainly possible to look up all the words, perhaps dig through my Github account to find them, there is a different dynamic of attention with a tweet. […]

The thorny problem of “ye”

15 August 2011

John August on the (to me, anyway) revelation that the quaint olden-times word “Ye”, as in “Ye Olde Shoppe,” was actually pronounced “the” and was the result of typesetting problems relating to the missing “Thorn” glyph in many printing fonts.


25 October 2010

Your Extra Future Word-A-Day Calendar Entry For 25 October 2010. Pan•tone•mime [pan-tohn-mahym] noun, verb, -mimed, -mim•ing Describing a color through the use of physical gestures. (with help from Peter Flaschner)

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