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World Wide Words: Gone for a Burton
Worth browsing around this fascinating site.
january 2018 by nwlinks
Accidental Pilish: Unintentionally Constrained Writing in English Literature
may I have a drink? - Certainly, Mr. Holmes
but I felt a great curiosity to behold
And I have a great Objection to firing
and a half, a fixed tradition at Berlin
but a good, straightforward narrative of things
mathematics  english 
march 2017 by nwlinks
How India changed the English language
Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo, shawl, bungalow, jungle, pundit, thug.
languages  english  india 
june 2015 by nwlinks
Dord: The Word That Didn't Exist
How Webster's was unexpectedly inventive.
january 2015 by nwlinks

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