New words for obscure sorrows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNgyEmYyQF4 I love learning new words. (And writing them down.) All the better when they are invented words. John Koenig's Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a collection of words Koenig has created—inspired by real etymology—for specific emotions that don't have precise English words to describe them. Tell me you haven't felt every one of these: … Continue reading New words for obscure sorrows

Irregardless Is A Word, But A Bad One

Ta-Nehisi Coates went all TNC the other night on Twitter (which is just plain fun to watch) to address the evergreen "___ isn't a word" debate, a favorite parlor game of pedantic English majors everywhere. Addressing whether irregardless should be sanctioned as a real word when regardless was already acceptable, he ventured: "Worst argument is that … Continue reading Irregardless Is A Word, But A Bad One

DDC 410-419: Linguistics alfredo

A Teach Me How To Dewey production This Is How We Dewey: 410 Linguistics 411 Writing systems 412 Etymology 413 Dictionaries 414 Phonology 415 Structural systems (Grammar) 416 No longer used—formerly Prosody (linguistics) 417 Dialectology & historical linguistics 418 Standard usage; Applied linguistics 419 Verbal language not spoken or written Regarding the post title: what … Continue reading DDC 410-419: Linguistics alfredo

DDC 400-409: Learn ALL THE WORDS

A Teach Me How To Dewey production This Is How We Dewey: 400 Language 401 Philosophy & theory 402 Miscellany 403 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 404 Special topics 405 Serial publications 406 Organizations & management 407 Education, research, related topics 408 With respect to kinds of persons 409 Geographical & persons treatment Gotta admit this up … Continue reading DDC 400-409: Learn ALL THE WORDS