A review of Reading the OED by Ammon Shea — Fascinating stuff.
Uptalk anxiety — Language Log goes pretty deep into linguistic geek funnies on this one. For example, in ascribing certain regional British speech features to Viking populations, “Let’s note in passing that 9th-century Viking warriors were not stereotypically insecure or in need of approval or affirmation from their interlocutors.”
Searching for meteorites in Antarctica — APOD with another stunning image, and a pretty nifty cutline.
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (hiking today)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 237.8
Currently reading: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl