Two fine new additions to the internet:
1) The Snowclones Database. Erin O’Connor, a grad student in computational linguistics, has set up a site “inspired primarily by Mark Liberman et al’s Language Log and Chris Weigl’s Eggcorn Database.” As she says:
A snowclone is a particular kind of cliche, popularly originated by Geoff Pullum. The name comes from Dr. Pullum’s much-maligned “If Eskimos have N words for snow, X surely have Y words for Z”. An easier example might be “X is the new Y.” The short definition of this neologism might be n. fill-in-the-blank headline.
There are only a few up now, but “at least 30 more… queued up to be posted”; comments are open, and she’s taking suggestions.
2) Glottopedia “is a freely editable encyclopedia for linguists by linguists that is currently being built up. It will contain dictionary articles on all technical terms of linguistics and is multilingual. In addition, there are survey articles, biographical articles und language articles, potentially on all linguists and all languages.” The editors-in-chief are Martin Haspelmath and Sven Naumann, and they want your contribution (you must sign in with “your real name, or an abbreviation of it, not a pseudonym”). A great idea, and I wish it every success. (Via Anggarrgoon.)