Repetition in Tolstoy. One of my personal favorites.
Citroen. One of those long and unpredictable threads, this one featuring Dorothy Sayers and a culinary-poetic war involving Rösti and roti.
Stridden. Much difference of opinion about past participles.
Sorites. A post about a philosophical term led to a discussion of architecture (and to AJP starting “a file on my computer to download the LH posts that are the most interesting to me”).
Lingonberry. Over 150 comments about berries (as well as lefse, lutefisk, and other things).
I Tie My Hat. A great Emily Dickinson poem leads to a long discussion of shawls, scarves, and “the whole nine yards,” inter alia.
OHEL on Webster’s Third. The last of my posts on The Oxford History of English Lexicography.
Giraffe. People seemed to enjoy this translation.
Beckwith: Barbarians and Modernism. The last of my posts on Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present, a wonderful book despite my complaints here.
In the Land of Invented Languages. Fun stuff.
TEN YEARS OF LANGUAGEHAT: VII.