Here are a few interesting reads I’ve been enjoying lately:
♥ Another great entry from the Smithsonian blogs, this one about the rise and fall of the chemistry set.
♥ This interactive scale of the universe blows! my! mind! (And there’s a story in combining a human, a dodo bird, a beach ball, and a giant earthworm. Sam, I may have found your next writer’s notebook challenge!)
♥ Every day for over a year (!), this awesome third grader has chosen and dressed up as an historical figure from her book 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century. Fashion + books + influential women = x 100
♥ I loved reading this interview with lexicographer Erin McKean, who not only is editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, she also has a style blog over at A Dress a Day. LOVE.
- Best Job Ever: Lexicographer Erin McKean of Wordnik.com (modcloth.com)
- Slang sneaking into the language (virtuallinguist.typepad.com)
- Dictionary Day Contest: Fictional Dictionaries (wordnik.com)
- This Week’s Language Blog Roundup: Taboo initials, language peeves, and more (wordnik.com)
- Back to the future: Why The Jetsons is the most influential TV show of the 20th century (independent.co.uk)
- New Uses for Old Books (nmnh.typepad.com)