Sunday, June 19, 2005

Etymology as argument

In my first year at university I did a course called "Critical Reasoning". I learned al about common fallacies presented in arguments. It would seem that a new fallacy has appeared on the scene, Language Log has the scoop:
Etymology as argument

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Articles to read

Here are some articles linked from AWAD:

Devoid of Content - New York Times

The Word Crunchers

Learning a language by talking rubbish!

The pithiest language gets first dictionary

BBC and the Oxford English Dictionary organize a wordhunt