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10/4/11 Gil's LotD: Law French

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_French Law French is the language once used in English courts and gave English many of its legal terms.

3/26/07 Gil's LotD: kill -9, Language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fow7iUaKrq4 Incredible nerdcore rap. Be sure to view this video.
http://specgram.com/CLI.2/08.kawil.rerating.html An article by linguists rating the languages of the world.

3/16/07 Gil's LotD

http://www.austinkleon.com/newspaper-blackout-poems/ Poems made by blacking out sentences in newspaper articles.
http://pingmag.jp/2006/10/20/twilight-zone-dr-nakamats-inventions/ An interview with the Japanese Edison, Dr. NakaMats. A really interesting interview.

3/12/07 Gil's LotD

http://www.languagehat.com/ A blog about lexicography and language in general.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_RaQ Wikipedia on the Cobalt RaQ, a rackmounted server designed by Sun.

3/11/07 Gil's LotD

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/09/24/DD160008.DTL A newspaper feature article about updates to the dictionary.
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/video/shifthappens A short video about the changing world.
http://www.memory-of.com/Public/ Create a website as a tribute to the deceased.

3/4/07 Gil's LotD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_economy Not a barter economy, a gift economy: everyone gives gifts!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia There's a phobia for the number 666!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiramis%C3%B9 Tiramisu is a dessert popular in Northern Italy.

1/24/07 Gil's LotD

http://www.apostropheabuse.com/ CRIMES AGAINST THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
http://whatiftheydid.blogspot.com/ This blog collects "what if" ideas drawn up by bloggers.
http://www.dooce.com/archives/nubbin/01_15_2007.html Dooce writes about bacon. I love this post.

11/3/06 Gil's LotD: Explosions, Nachos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1flVlL4Mf8k Incredible video of a depth charge being set off by the Navy. Huge explosion, be sure to see this video.
http://www.oed.com/learning/word-stories/nachos.html The story of the etymology of nachos.

10/6/06 Gil's LotD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo The URL says it all.
http://generatorblog.blogspot.com/ A blog posting nothing but those online generator sites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion-Eating_Poet_in_the_Stone_Den A chinese poem entirely consisting of the same word pronounced differently.

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5/27/06 Gil's LotD

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2134266654801392897# Videos of three alkali metals reacting in water (for those who have forgotten chemistry, they explode).
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3795273284666354708# From the video description: Every New Year's Eve, a group of friends gather to light a pickle. 120 volts of house current is passed through a pickle to create a dazzling show of light, sound, and smell.

12/31/05 Gil's LotD

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http://www.starchamber.com/paracelsus/elvish/elvish-in-ten-minutes.html You know you've always wanted to learn how to write your name in Elvish, and now you can!

12/8/05 Gil's LotD

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http://www.todaytranslations.com/index.asp-Q-Page-E-Language-Usage-on-the-Internet--99144709 An attempt to measure the language usage on the Internet.

8/29/05 Gil's LotD

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http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/americanvarieties/southern/sounds/ Southern American English- SAE, is generally concluded to be American English

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5/4/05 Gil's LotD

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http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/154000437/4022883.search?query=ithaa+and+restaurant+and+hilton Under the sea, under the sea, darling it's better, down where it's wetter, under the sea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English The longest words in the English language

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