Monday, January 18, 2010

A few linguistic treats

Here's another short blog post with some interesting links.

The all too infrequently updated blog "grow-a-brain" has some interesting links to unusual language sites.

Here are three particularly interesting links.

"One Sentence" posts true stories, concisely told. Many of the best ones seem more like the opening line of really intriguing story.

Here's a collection of sixteenth-century jokes:

This is great collection of "shaggy dog" stories and Feghoots. The name "Feghoot" comes from "Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot", a series of short-short stories that appeared regularly in "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction" from the 1950's into the 1970's. They all end with painful puns, similar to those in "The Adventures of Peabody and
Sherman" episodes on "Rocky and Bullwinkle".


  1. Neat post, Bob!! I always loved Rocky & Bullwinkle, too..and Sherman and Mr.

  2. Thanks Judy! Living here I can really relate to "Frostbite Falls":).

  3. Happy your back blogging Bob :>)
    Be careful where the frost bites ya lol !