Next time on “the Tudors”?

An alert reader (as Dave Barry calls them) has just sent in a December article appearing in the Economist on one of the first...

Newsflash: English Not Only Language In World

The New York Times and CMS wire most recently have been reporting on Quillpad as an inventive new technology allowing users to type Asian...

May You Have a New Year Filled with (fill in the...

Automated Chinese couplets available for the new year. The Chinese New Year is just around the corner (January 26, 2009, for your party planning). While...

Learn language with bears

Well, not exactly, but this flash card widget might be a fun addition to your web page. The Language Bear website offers language flash cards...

Invading Italian

Nick Squires in Rome reports for Telegraph.co.uk that Italians are using—and stressing—about the growing incursion of Anglo-Saxon words and phrases into everyday use. From...

What’s lost? Who will even know? (comment on botkin entry)

Of all that is being lost in turmoil and conflict in the Caucasus right now, this has to break a linguist’s heart. Is there...

War, language and the tower of Babel

Previous to Russia re-asserting herself over the Georgia provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, I can’t say I knew much about Georgia. When I...

Linguistic Paranoia

Kudos to Nataly Kelly of Common Sense Advisory, whose recent editorial submission to the Boston Globe, Caught in the grips of linguistic paranoia, was...

Across thinks large

Do you remember the vehicle ad campaign in the early sixties “Think Small”? It was a great campaign to catch the American market’s eye...