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