Another Friday roundup:
The first of this week's additions to the blogroll is Separated by a Common Language, "observations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK". So it addresses some of the issues I look at in The Engine Room, albeit from a different perspective. And the linguist in question is Lynneguist, who you may have noticed commenting here from time to time. I wrote earlier this week about a misunderstanding I had regarding the spelling of the word 'cemetary', and Lynneguist picked up on this for her own blog, so I am glad to see my foolish error making its way round the internet.
If you have an interest in linguistics, you may be familiar with my second addition – Language Log. It's got a crisp new template and sorted out its own blogroll so I thought I would give it a mention. It's quite an academic blog, although not without a sense of humour. I find the lack of a comment facility a little frustrating, though – especially when the bloggers there write something I disagree with. Which happens fairly often.
Something else I stumbled upon this week is a list of 40 writing blogs, especially useful if you are an aspiring freelance writer. I can't promise that all the blogs on this list are good, though.
Finally, I found this on BigLorryBlog – it seems that the credit crunch is having more of an impact than we might have realised:
The ambiguous Oxford comma
1 week ago