Language Police, Arrest This Man

It seems change isn’t the only word on people’s minds these days: The Guardian comments on the winner of this year’s award for the oddest book title (a sample of one finalist: How to Write a How to Write Book). The Weekly Standard tackles “Feminism and the English Language.” The New York Times goes for the triple-word score with its piece on Scrabulous, the computer game created by two brothers in Calcutta that is driving Hasbro (the seller of Scrabble in North America) completely nuts. In January, the Times also reported on a critic of a recent published collection of the poet Robert Frost‘s personal notebooks, who identified “roughly one thousand errors” in the transcription of Frost’s chicken-scratch handwriting. And returning to the political fray: Salon picks apart the wording and symbolism of the presidential candidate’s logos.