Links: Place-name etymology, etc.

1. A map of the U.S. labeled by etymological place-name (Illinois is labeled as “Land of Those Who Speak Normally.” Original website here.

2. A particular case of language difficulty — a person who, after a stroke, can abstractly describe a term he cannot come up with. I’m often fascinated by what these injuries say about how our brains process language, how the words that just appear in my mind-voice just come to me. Original here.

3. Messy poems. Original post here.

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