Lexicon Valley Express

Lexicon Valley is an interesting blog about language housed within Slate.com. It seems to be a collection of pieces by different authors on subjects ranging from “How realistic is science fiction linguistics?” to “where do we get our ideas about pirate speech?”

Here is a random sampling of articles:

  • How to Call In Sick: 21 Complicated Terms for Minor Illnesses
  • 7 Ways to Fake-Pronounce Any Foreign Language
  • Why Does English Use “Iambic Pentameter” and Other Greek Poetic Terms?
  • What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker

I love the term, “Lexicon Valley,” balancing the prevailing culture of Silicon Valley with the sometimes-overlooked culture of language, although I think Lexicon Alley might have been a better title. And I do love that I can now consider dallying over this blog “homework.”


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