Around the Web: Cribs, Conjunctions and Listicles

What happens when a language’s last speaker dies?

Why can’t we tell a Californian accent from a Canadian one?

linguistic investigation of the term crib (inspired by MTV Cribs) leads back to Shakespeare.

Is the listicle a contemporary poetic format akin to the haiku? (What’s a listicle?)

Allen Metcalf examines common words at the Lingua Franca blog.

The European word translator.

“A ship-shipping ship ships shipping-ships”: 9 bizarre sentences that are perfectly accurate.

50 subordinating conjunctions and why they matter.

How to pronounce artists’ names: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

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