Browsing Tag


  • Brainfood: Naming Our Days of the Week

    Brainfood—just an opportunity for me to geek out over something I find interesting and intellectually stimulating. Here’s something I’ve always wondered about our calendar: Where on earth did English get its names for the…

    April 8, 2014
  • Brainfood: The Ampersand

    Today…I would like to talk about the ampersand. Well, more particularly, the origin of the ampersand. I know…weird, huh? But as you may know, I am just a tad obsessed with linguistics (it was…

    November 11, 2013
  • Brainfood: On Faith and Trees

    This week I thought I’d share a nice little linguistics tidbit I found a couple of years ago while taking a course in Old English. For me, it’s one of my favorite “gems” of…

    October 2, 2013
  • Brainfood: Italian Plurals in English

    Every once in a while I think I’ll share something fun and interesting that I’ve learned or discovered. And it’ll be about anything—the only requirement is that it peaks my interest and might possibly…

    July 25, 2013