Words Wide Web – Christmas edition

Yes, recently this blog has been left behind. But I’m not completely gone — or done yet. My Christmas gift for you is this new collection of links:

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Biscuits and cookies: etymology of cookie names

Full stop: a guide to punctuation marks (“¿Seriously… You’re, doing- it- wrong»”).

Geography: the meaning of names

Illuminated: the British Library has decided to release the images on the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts as public domain works.

Writers: ways to improve sales for self-published writers

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Words Wide Web – November

Alternate title: interesting things I read on the Net this month.

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Better: make everything OK (don’t worry, it doesn’t do anything bad to your computer!)

Children: how to raise word geeks

Irrational: the periodic table of non-scientific theories

Symbols: lesser-known editing and proofreading marks

Humor: me translate funny one day

Untranslatable: Fuchsia MacAree’s illustrations of words English could adopt

Click here for Italian links.

Words Wide Web – August

Alternate title: interesting things I read on the Net this month.

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Colors: a designer’s view of language (continued here)

Future: or rather, no future, for professional writers

Grammar: a cartoon for the purists

Hyperpolyglottery: no, it’s not a bad word

Maps: where literature draws paths

Pinterest: no, thanks

Click here for Italian links.