language links, linguistic anthropology

Language Links 12/28

Every Monday, I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.


I’m probably ordering a hundred of these greeting cards full of food puns for every occasion from now on.

I’ve just discovered one of my new favorite linguist-writers: Sarah Grey. I’m particularly taken with her discussion of the times when nonsexist language isn’t appropriate.

Swearwords are good for your career.

A fantastic cartoon: how to respond to non-inclusive language.

Singular “they” for WOTY!

In honor of the holidays, a set of holiday food words: Dundee cake, clementine, panettone. And some forgotten Christmas words!

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