Word Nerd Wednesday

Here are some fun language-related links I scoured from the interwebs. Enjoy!

Rap in 30 languages (including Esperanto and, my personal fave, Klingon), from How Stuff Works: http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/08/15/rap-in-other-languages/

Wondering whether that word is actually one word or two? (Think already and all ready.) Here’s a list of the usual suspects at Columbia Journalism Review: http://www.cjr.org/language_corner/one_word_or_two.php

A basic guide to typography (en vs. em dashes, correct quote marks, spacing issues) from Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/08/15/mind-your-en-and-em-dashes-typographic-etiquette/

A talk about the overuse and misuse of “literally” with linguistic icon Ben Zimmer from CBC Radio: http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2011/08/15/q-contest-most-annoying-misused-words/

Will Vietnamese add four letters to its alphabet? Find out at VietnamNet Bridge: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/en/education/11857/ministry-denies-proposing-additions-to-alphabet.html

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