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Miscellany № 60: the secret life of the tilde
French baby boy banned from having name containing tilde
The French baby names the law wouldn’t allow
Facebook Is Testing Rich Text Formatting With Markdown
The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~
Irony & Sarcasm marks, part 3 of 3
Now you can impress your friends with bold, italics and strikethrough in WhatsApp
Wikipedia: List of dialects of the English language
Why Doesn’t Modern Australia Have Diverse Regional Accents?
Dialect Blog: The 3 Types of Australian Accents
Monash University: Inclusive language
How to name Aboriginal people?
Indigenous, Aboriginal or Aborigine? It’s not black and white
Men Also Like Shopping: Reducing Gender Bias Amplification using Corpus-level Constraints
Nuñez et al.: Time after time: The psychological reality of the Ego- and Time-Reference-Point distinction in metaphorical construals of time. (PDF)
Grammarphobia: Forward thinking
Google’s comment-ranking system will be a hit with the alt-right
Google: Perspective API
Tips on how to deal with webcam blackmail, or sextortion, if you’re a victim
‘Sextortion’ on the rise: NCA’s advice for blackmail victims
‘Don’t take nude selfies’ and other ways men treat women with contempt
How to Avoid Email Bankruptcy: 5 Rules That Work
The right way to deal with ’email bankruptcy’
Language Hat: Cultural Adaptation.
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