Saturday, December 28, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

For the Words — December 21, 2019

The words don't stop just because it gets freakin' cold outside and everybody crams all their unused time off into the same two weeks.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Word Up! — December 14, 2019

The weekly writing of wrongs in word news
Gold, Frankenstein, and Myrrh

English Fails to Implode Once Again

descriptivism, language change, gender

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Words on Words — December 7, 2019

Our words on display for the week ending December 7, 2019.

 And You Thought Dildo Island Was Bad

onomastics, geography

When a town in southern Quebec came together around a bountiful mine in 1897, it made sense to name that burgeoning area after the mineral that allowed its work force to thrive. Unfortunately, though, they weren't pulling diamonds or gold, sapphires or opals out of the mine. Not even helium. It was asbestos.