Tolkien: The Languages of Middle-Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien. Three initials and one name, known all over the world as the author of the famous books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Within these books, he achieved his greatest work, even greater than writing the books themselves: he created languages. And we’re not talking about a couple of words in one or two…

On Descriptive Grammar and Banal Bigotry

Originally posted on blawg:
I am forever being told that prescriptive spelling is a tool of oppression. And always, the way being defended, just happens to be fucking American – Tim Every few months or so a series of memes and critiques run through the social media mill, and they all sing the same refrain: “telling…