Around the Web: Cribs, Conjunctions and ListiclesWhat happens when a language’s last speaker dies? Why can’t we tell a Californian accent from a Canadian one? A 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 …
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