Words of Others | Long Weekend

I will be mostly off the gird grid the next few days, so I probably won't be posting again until Thursday at the earliest. Here's a trio of interesting word-nerdy things I've read recently to keep your brain entertained:

  • Merrill Perlman wrote about the difference between a card shark and a cardsharp in Language Corner earlier this month.
  • John McIntyre explored grizzled, grizzly, grisly, grizzle, and gris-gris at You Don't Say over the weekend.
  • Jan Freeman looked at the venerable tradition of banned words at media outlets in The Word column in Sunday's Boston Globe.