Planet Word made great strides in 2017! We found our future home, the beautiful Franklin School, and hired a fantastic team of exhibit designers to help us fill it with the wonder of words. And, as we wait for construction to begin, our website has helped us get a head start on our mission: to inspire a love of words and language. From interviews with lexicographers to advice from a crossword puzzle pro, here are some of our favorite blog posts from 2017.
Linguist, lecturer, and prolific author David Crystal gave us a taste of one of his latest titles, We Are Not Amused, as he answered some questions about accents and pronunciation as sources of humor. Why exactly do we find accents so funny? Here's his expert opinion!
We hope you've enjoyed keeping up with the blog so far! If there's a word- or language-related story you think the Planet Word blog should share with its readers in the new year, or anyone you think we should interview, please drop us a word at firstname.lastname@example.org.