Friday roundup 4: AmE, writing blogs, low pay...

Another Friday roundup:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Finally, I found this on BigLorryBlog – it seems that the credit crunch is having more of an impact than we might have realised:

Talk about minimum wage...

7 comments:

lynneguist said...

Thanks for the nod! But sub-editor, heal thyself! You spelt my name two ways (one correct, at least) in the post! ;-)

But really, thanks!

lynneguist said...

'Wow, an embarrassing number of exclamation (AmE) points/(BrE) marks in that comment', she said in a measured tone.

The Ridger, FCD said...

On the sidebar at Language Log is a list of all the contributors; you can get their email addresses and write them with comments. I've done it a lot, and most of them are very good about updating posts to include such comments.

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JD said...

Lynneguist, I think it's called 'covering all the bases'... Anyway, fixed now.

The Ridger, FCD, point noted about (the) Language Log. The list of contributors is much more visible with the new design!

JD said...

...and shouldn't it be, 'sub-editor, correct thyself'?

Blue Pencil Editing said...

Great finds! Here's another one you might like, from your neck of the woods: Baroque in Hackney (http://baroqueinhackney.wordpress.com).