language

The Latest

Feb 11, 2014 / 2 notes
Jan 29, 2014 / 15 notes

Brits, you know i love you, but why must you end every phone conversation with half a dozen ‘bye’s?

Jan 11, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
Jun 3, 2013 / 1 note

your grammar sucks

May 30, 2013

don’t Jirble while you Groak (more here)

Mamihlapinatapai:

A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start.

May 9, 2013 / 2,966 notes
american english dialect map via @stuparkinson
May 8, 2013

american english dialect map via @stuparkinson

Oct 11, 2012
ktenology
The science of putting people to death.

and more lovely illustrated A-Z of unusual words
Jul 8, 2012 / 1 note

ktenology

The science of putting people to death.
and more lovely illustrated A-Z of unusual words
Apr 20, 2012 / 2 notes

and for all you semanticists out there the economist’s animated style guide

you heard it here first - the americanisms are coming!
Nov 14, 2011 / 29 notes

you heard it here first - the americanisms are coming!

Sep 20, 2011

like, how to speak hip, man. originial hipster vernacular, ya dig?

I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.

— Tom Waits (via rarnt)

i must confess that i’m not a huge fan of tom waits’ music, however, i’m all about words, so yeah…reblog

(via lienatik)

May 23, 2011 / 46 notes