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Segregated from Its History, How ‘Ghetto’ Lost Its Meaning: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/04/27/306829915/segregated-from-its-history-how-ghetto-lost-its-meaning?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140427

Reclaiming the Words that Smear: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/sunday-review/reclaiming-the-words-that-smear.html

Words are wind–the language of Game of Thrones: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/04/the-language-of-game-of-thrones/

Like, Degrading the Language? No Way: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/opinion/sunday/like-degrading-the-language-no-way.html?_r=0

Conscious Uncoupling etymology on the Oxford blog: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/04/word-histories-conscious-uncoupling/

The Many Origins of the English Language, by Philip Durkin (and it’s interactive!): http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/03/10/etymology_languages_that_have_contributed_to_english_vocabulary_over_time.html

Watch This 1925 Silent Film About the Creation, Literally, of the OED: http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/11/07/oxford_english_dictionary_a_1925_silent_film_about_the_making_of_a_book.html

Peter Norman, Digging in the Dirt: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/04/07/peter-norman-digging-in-the-dirt/

The Etymology of Party Pooper: http://michiganradio.org/post/etymology-party-pooper

Language Tips from the Etymology Ethelwulf: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/04/01/language-tips-from-etymology-ethelwulf/

Etymology as a profession: http://blog.oup.com/2014/04/etymology-as-a-profession/

Germans try to get their tongues around gender-neutral language: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/24/germans-get-tongues-around-gender-neutral-language

THE LOCATION OF THE CLASS HAS CHANGED. ON TUESDAY WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN TWILIGHT. WE WILL MEET IN MUNROE 404, 9.30-10.45.

Front Page News: The Oxford Etymologist Harrows an International Brothel http://blog.oup.com/2014/01/brothel-word-origin-etymology/

Where Did the Word Dude Come From? http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2014/01/lexicon_valley_the_etymology_and_early_history_of_the_word_dude.html

Does the Subjunctive Have A Dark Side? Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive http://www.npr.org/2013/12/13/248195238/does-the-subjunctive-have-a-dark-side

Here’s the first recorded instance of the F-word in English http://io9.com/heres-the-first-recorded-instance-of-the-f-word-in-eng-1519247071

Comma may be abolished from English language: US academic http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/comma-may-be-abolished-from-english-language-us-academic-481234?curl=1392119114

25 Biggest Comma Fails http://www.buzzfeed.com/emmyf/25-biggest-comma-fails