WORDS AND STUFF.

Jed Hartman used to write “a fortnightly column on words and wordplay” called Words and Stuff (archives). It hasn’t been updated in over four years, but there’s lots of interesting material there, for instance a column using only monosyllables (“This week’s screed is writ in words of just one beat”) and one on names for winds. (Via MetaFilter.)
Jed also has an “online journal,” what the kids today are calling a blog, called Lorem Ipsum, that is still being updated. We all know about “lorem ipsum,” right?

Comments

  1. Thanks for the plug! A couple of related things of potential interest (which I should add to the main Words & Stuff page):
    1. In my journal/blog, I have a “language” category for entries; not all entries are categorized, but following that link will show you most of my language-related entries in the past couple years.
    2. For a little over a year, I had a blog called Neology, covering various language/wordplay things but mostly focused on mentioning words that I came across that I’d never seen before. Sadly, this past February it occurred to me that I could transfer the old Words & Stuff pages to Neology and rework Neology into a new Words & Stuff blog. I say “sadly” because it caused me to put Neology on hold, and I have yet to either bring it back or integrate it with Words & Stuff. But I’m still collecting material that I intend to someday post there.

  2. The “column using only monosyllables” reminded me of a book called “Whales for the Welsh”, which was written entirely in words of one syllable. I found it on a railway station platform bookstall, but it was lost so long ago I barely remember what it was about.

  3. Sadly, this past February it occurred to me that I could transfer the old Words & Stuff pages to Neology and rework Neology into a new Words & Stuff blog. I say “sadly” because it caused me to put Neology on hold, and I have yet to either bring it back or integrate it with Words & Stuff.
    Sadly, this sounds exactly like me. Good luck to both of us in overcoming procrastination, and thanks for the added info!

  4. marie-lucie says:

    How about asking for useful tips on overcoming procrastination?

  5. I will… tomorrow…

  6. Words of one beat is, in truth, a fun game.

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