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languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu This blog is written by a bunch of top-notch linguists who comment, usually hilariously and with elegant turns of phrase as well as actual evidence, on silly language stories in the news. If it’s bunk, they debunk it. boingboing.net If you aren’t reading the award-winning blog BoingBoing, "A Directory of Wonderful Things," you aren’t ...

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu
This blog is written by a bunch of top-notch linguists who comment, usually hilariously and with elegant turns of phrase as well as actual evidence, on silly language stories in the news. If it's bunk, they debunk it.

boingboing.net
If you aren't reading the award-winning blog BoingBoing, "A Directory of Wonderful Things," you aren't actually online.

doubletongued.org
Lexicographer Grant Barrett finds the words that dictionaries have overlooked, such as "hump strap" and "briffit," and posts them on Double- Tongued, with full citations. These are words that are actually in use, not the ones made up by teens for cheap thrills.

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu
This blog is written by a bunch of top-notch linguists who comment, usually hilariously and with elegant turns of phrase as well as actual evidence, on silly language stories in the news. If it’s bunk, they debunk it.

boingboing.net
If you aren’t reading the award-winning blog BoingBoing, "A Directory of Wonderful Things," you aren’t actually online.

doubletongued.org
Lexicographer Grant Barrett finds the words that dictionaries have overlooked, such as "hump strap" and "briffit," and posts them on Double- Tongued, with full citations. These are words that are actually in use, not the ones made up by teens for cheap thrills.

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