Word Nerd Wednesday

Thank you, interwebs, for making this last week word nerd paradise. Here are some of my favorite stories from the last seven days:

A German liquor company gets the German word for fuck trademarked. (via Der Spiegel)

Murse, mantie, and now mewlery? Exploring the trend of man plus <insert fashion item here>. (via The Wall Street Journal)

Computer algorithms are now writing sports and other articles for twenty companies. (via Galleycat)

Columbia Business School asks for two hundred-character application essays. (via Good Education)