Multimediocrity. Admirer of Romanian movies, civil engineering and Necco wafers. Can open any jar with simple wrist action. Opinions are somebody else's.

Dothraki and Valyrian inventor David J. Peterson on creating languages for Game of Thrones.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 60: M'athchomaroon, Zhey Lajak Vezhven! Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab David J. Peterson: "I always believed that created languages were art pieces, and in that regard the creation is its own reward.

The etymology and history of the word seersucker with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 59: LinguaFile XI | Seersucker: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the word seersucker with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer.

Comcast (Merger) Must Die

mediapost.com — Remember Comcast Must Die? It was a blog jihad I mounted back in 2007 not to kill the cable provider, but to shame it into some modicum of customer-service responsibility. The project had not one but two jingles, and a horrifying/funny video and a podcast. But what it mainly had going for it was righteousness.

The double negative in the English language.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 58: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab You'll find every Lexicon Valley episode at slate.com/lexiconvalley, or in the player below: Send your thoughts about the show to lexiconvalley@slate.com.

The etymology and history of the word pumpernickel with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — This week's episode is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "Language A to Z." Order it at 80 percent off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/lexicon. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/podcastsplus. Listen...

The Tide Is Turning. Also Febreze.

mediapost.com — Yo, A.G. I was struck by your bold plan to consolidate your brand portfolio to focus on core businesses and avoid further creeping incrementalism that depresses margins and distracts management. But as long as you're being all strategic and so forth, why not take it up a notch -- by rethinking the very core of your core businesses?

Two-Headed Goat: The Podcast

mediapost.com — In a world of fragmentation, aggregation, plummeting CPMs, ad avoidance and audience parsimony -- in other words, amid the most chaotic media scenario in 300 years -- there are actually ways to build an audience and turn a buck. I refer, of course, to "The Adam Carolla Show."

English grammar quirk in which an infinitive morphs into the Latin rhetorical device hendiadys.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 56: And Infinitum: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate culture editor Dan Kois notified his colleagues recently that he was "getting offline for a bit to try and write." Try and write.

The etymology and history of the word carnival with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 55: Where Does the Word Carnival Come From? Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the word carnival with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer.

Anne Curzan on the etymology and history of feminine designations in the English language.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 54: Sex Workers Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Listen to Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the history and etymology of feminine suffixes-including -ess, -ette, and -trix-with University of Michigan professor Anne Curzan.
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