Glossophilia is dedicated to observing, discussing, dissecting and marveling at the English language in all its usage and abusage.
“Glossophilia has some intense and in-your-face content which is surprisingly refreshing.” – Telangan Today
If you speak, write and like the English language, you’ll find something to love on this blog – whether it’s about names, notable typos, trendy words and phrases, language in the news, or even poetry seen and heard.
Louise is a dual British-American citizen who has enjoyed a career in classical music and publishing — as an editor, record producer and in public relations — on both sides of the Atlantic. She started the Glossophilia blog in March 2011, and launched the spin-off podcast series in 2020, with her friend and fellow glossophile Paul.
“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” — Tom Stoppard
“It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.” — Robert Southey
To contact Louise, please email Glossogirl at gmail dot com
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My friend Harriet Getzels sent me here, and I’m stayin’. You had me at “nous.”
Thanks Jeff! And so sorry not to have seen your comment until now … I somehow missed it. Please say hi to Harriet from me. Cheers,
This is a fantastic and unique website. Thank you.
Am I being a pedantic old git in objecting to “ask” as a noun, as in “a big ask”? Thankfully, I have yet to see this in written or electronic communication, but it has become common in the broadcast media. John Humphreys is a constant offender.
We would like to use your homophone example (https://im262f.a2cdn2.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/homophone.png in a video we are producing entitled ” Physicians guide to environmental odors”. We want to use it to show how odor receptors compare to how we use the 26 letters in the alphabet to make different words.
You can visit our environmental odors webpage to see are content and other videos.
Look forward to your reply
Physicians guide to environmental odors
I’d like to inquire if it’s possible to purchase advertising space on glossophilia.org.
If there is any space available please let me know and we could discuss further details.
Looking forward to your positive reply.
Louise, we have a mutual friend in Jackie Wildau, who put me on to your site.
Your “Novemberish” post reminds me of an old curse: “May your life be one long, cold November rain.”
That said, I kind of like November weather….