A new site aimed at bringing "language- and linguistics-focused stories and research to the masses". Popular Linguistics
(Tips of the hat to Language Log and Language Hat.)
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
A little language tidbit from MIT: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/...ml?tr=y&auid=7819295
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -J. Krishnamurti
It does make sense that words are long because of the amount of information they contain; I am thinking about scientific words, for example. I hadn't known that people studied the length of words, but I guess people study any and everything.