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·A Way with Words: A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett engage with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They share stories and laughs, settle disputes, play word quizzes, and explain and explore language news and controversies. The show is heard by more than a quarter-million listeners each week over the air and by podcast.
·Cognição, Linguagem e Música: Blog about cognition, language and music, including literature and translations. Links to several sources. In Brazilian Portuguese.
·Copypanthers - Lost in Translation Agency: This fun game simulates the telephone game. It will translate your text into 8 other languages and then mash it up, resulting in some hilarious translations. It demonstrates the importance of learning languages and having real translators.
·JogLab: Acrostic Poems, Backronymns, Mnemonics: A website designed to help create Acrostic Poems, Backronymns, and Mnemonics.
·Lowlands-L Anniversary: A celebration of Lowlands languages and cultures with party guests from near and far! In celebration of our anniversaries we bring to you a Low Saxon folktale translated into a good number of Lowlands language varieties, both in written and in spoken form. Hopefully, this will illustrate the sorts of similarities and differences we regularly discuss in our forum. Also—in celebration of human language globally—we are bringing you translations into other languages, as party guests, so to speak. If you are a language lover, this is an event you don’t want to miss.
·Numbers 1 to 10 in different languages: Numbers from 1 to 10 in over 4500 Languages.
·Speculative Grammarian: The premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics.
·The Klingon Language Institute: a nonprofit organization created to explore the only artificial language to acquire a following in popular culture.
·The League of Nerds: The Language Nerd writes hilarious weekly columns on linguistic topics ranging from disjunctive pronouns to constructed languages. The only place you're likely to have run-on sentences explained with zombie ice cream.