Sunday, February 19, 2017

Resource: Writing Humor from Grammarly

While I am no fan of Grammarly's software (in fact, I think it is really bad news...), I do have to give them credit for a wonderful sense of humor. Here are some items I've saved from the Grammarly Blog:












Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

History of the English Language Chart

From Sabio Lantz (Triangulations blog) comes this nice chart showing some important features of the History of the English LanguageHere is a full-sized version. Of course I was very glad to see a section devoted to "Empire Exports," as words that come to English from Hindi, Persian, Arabia, and Turkish sources are of great interest to me!





Resource: Caps Lockness Monster

Beware the Nessie in your keyboard: the Caps Lockness Monster!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Emojis as Hieroglyphics

Here's a great cartoon: What if our use of emojis gradually becomes so extensive that we actually circle back to writing in hieroglyphics?