The Future Fire shares and annotates the 55 greetings on the Voyager Golden Record. “This is my best attempt at listing all the greetings and languages on the Voyager Golden Record. I’ve annotated the bits I’m not sure about or that seem incomplete. This is what we, in […]
Green’s Dictionary of English Slang is now available online. Learn more at Open Culture. “Green’s Dictionary of Slang became available as a free website, giving you access to an even more updated version of the dictionary. Collectively, the website lets you trace the development of slang over the past 500 years.”
At Daily Maverick, Rebecca Davis writes in defense of swearing and, in particular, women who swear: “I don’t think there has been a single occasion on which I have used a swearword in a tweet and not been instantly reprimanded. Almost invariably, this linguistic dressing-down has been delivered […]
Learn to speak jive like all the hep cats do.
A profile of Alice Kober and her groundbreaking work deciphering Linear B. “It was she who was working hundreds of hours with a slide rule sitting at her dining table… a cigarette burning at her elbow, poring over the few published inscriptions, looking and looking for patterns.”
William J. Rapaport shares and documents the history behind a sentence: “Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.” (via @booksadventures)