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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.

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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.

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

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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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