We love taking questions, and for this episode, we’ve got a lot of them.
What’s behind the things we say, and why is language the way it is? Is calling someone a drop-kick secretly obscene? Why does Germany have so many names? And why are there italics?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie will answer these and so many more on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Andrzej M. Łęcki: Grammaticalisation Paths of Have in English
Google Books link
Mari Johanne Hertzenberg: The Use and Development of Habere + Infinitive in Latin (PDF)
login the noun v. login the verb
Online Etymology Dictionary: log
Oxford Dictionaries: Different from, than, or to?
Stack Exchange: Differences between “price point” and “price”
Green’s Dictionary of Slang: dropkick and punt
Why Are There Different Names for the Same Country?
Wikipedia: Names of Germany
土澳 or TuAo: Is this Chinese popular term for Australia affectionate or condescending?
The Visionary Behind Italics
The Origin of Italics
The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~
TypeTalk: Italic vs. Oblique
Bilinguals find it easier to learn a third language
Can a Second Language Help You Learn a Third?
WALS: Number of Cases
This is the most important moment of the Comey testimony
First “Lordy,” now “holy cow.” All we need is a “land’s sakes!” for the Folksy Grandma Trifecta.
— Kory Stamper (@KoryStamper) 8 June 2017
The Brussels Binder: Give the Women of Brussels a Voice
Congrats, you have an all male panel!
The ‘Manels Affliction’ – or those all-male conference panels talking about stuff that affects everyone
— Lisa Petrides (@lpetrides) 24 February 2014
Men cite themselves more than women do
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