Around the Web: Norwegian Books, Axes, and ALL CAPS

Bay Psalm Book

In case you missed it because of Thanksgiving, the first book published in America sold (pictured) for $14 million.

Is the period pissed? Computational analysis supports this hypothesis. Also, ALL CAPS aren’t as angry as they used to be.

Newsweek is coming back into print. Meanwhile Norway is digitizing all Norwegian books. Related: the hilarious accidents of Google Books digitization.

An obituary for the letter e.

Yet another grammar game.

Chaucer said “ax” not “ask.”

You and me? Or you and I? Which is correct?

Is the Internet killing languages?



  1. wolf tamer and tree puncher -  December 10, 2013 - 4:57 am

    1st comment! (Sorry if it’s not. No other comments are showing up right now)

    I used to use ALL CAPS for emphasis, but then another commenter told me it was the same as yelling and was considered rude. So I stopped. I guess it’s OK, then?

    • Johnathon -  April 24, 2014 - 8:45 am



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