Friday, 20 March 2009

Recommended blogs

Do you know of any blogs that may be of interest to everyone else here? Informative, amusing, creative - whatever you see fit to share, really. My contributions:

* Apostrophe Abuse
* Literally, A Web Log
* The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

Over to you!

3 comments:

mags said...

Great blogs, Faye. Only yesterday I was compelled to correct a sign at my dentist's office that displayed a misplaced apostrophe. I don't think the receptionist was too happy with me because she's the one who wrote it.

David Isaak said...

Those three are some of my favorites.

But, on recollection, it was you who first referred me to them. The only other language blog I tend to visit is Engligh usage with Thomas McAllister:

http://english-usage-mcallister.blogspot.com/

I don't always agree with him, but I enjoy him. Who doesn't love a grouchy, fussy pedant (except, perhaps, as your teacher or copyeditor?)

Faye L. Booth said...

Mags: I think one of my 'favourite' example of misused apostrophes came (inevitably, perhaps) from Eats, Shoots and Leaves - why does nobody use the giant kid's playground? Everyone's scared of the giant kid, obviously...

David: I also like the Dictionary.com Word of the Day (http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/). It's not exactly a blog, but it's language-related, so it's worth a mention. Then there's Word Ancestry (http://community.livejournal.com/word_ancestry/) for the history of words...