A LANGUAGE MUSEUM.

“…of curious and interesting uses of the English language,” the title of John Higgins‘s engaging site continues. It contains lists of minimal pairs, homophones, homographs, and much else, including a frequency count of the days of the week (“It seems that we talk about days of the week more than we write about them, and that we are more interested in the weekend than in weekdays, with Saturday, Sunday and Friday filling the top three places both in speech and in writing. It is interesting that Friday overtakes Saturday in speech but is a long way behind in writing”). Thanks to aldiboronti at WordOrigins for the link.

Comments

  1. Charles says:

    I note
    baths bɑɵz (n) vs. bɑðs (v)
    which differs from American spelling, in which the verb form would be “bathes.”

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