Monthly Archives: April 2013

Map of US Dialects

I found this little infographic and background information by Robert Delaney very interesting in light of my love of speech…

map

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The World in Different Mediums

Because I run across a LOT of really cool ways to show the world:

Let the world burn fire pit, Black World Map, Scratch Travel Map, and Watercolor World Map

SLASH! The new word?

Ok – I just ran across this article and I’ve got to say… I’m a little confused.  I have used the “/” pretty liberally for an English major in correspondence and in daily speech – but NEVER did I imagine I would use it in it’s written “word” form!

Read: ‘A Rare Bird Sighting’: ‘Slash’ As A New Conjunction

Then, read the actual article by Anne Curzan

The traditionalist in me is yelling against the change.  Not it’s expanded use and definition in speech, but it’s use in it’s “word” form instead of just “/”.  Oi.