Mr. Bumble, full-length, standing, facing left, pointing with right hand. Illus. in: The Characters of Charles Dickens pourtrayed (sic) in a series of original water colour sketches by "Kyd", color lithograph, Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, ca. 1899.

Charles Dickens and the Linguistic Art of the Minor Character

Charles Dickens' characters are famous for their elaborate, often hilarious names. Even for bit parts, Dickens' naming conventions were linguistically rich.
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Personification Is Your Friend: The Language of Inanimate Objects

So it entirely slipped my mind that Lingua Obscura recently turned one (yay!) and is now a veritable ...
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Bilinguals Do It Better

Recent research by Katherine Kinzler adds to the plethora of evidence that bilinguals enjoy mental advantages.
Blue lower case alphabet letters against a white background

New Typeface for Dyslexic Readers

A 33-year old Dutch designer, Christian Boer, has created the Dyslexie typeface to help dyslexic readers