A quartet of links to things that caught my eye or tickled my fancy over the past few days:
- A Slate blogger gets her seasonal peeve on about the proper way to pluralize surnames on holiday cards.
- Over at The Toast, another contributor provides readers with an interesting and erudite discussion of the peculiar syntax of the f-word. (In some contexts, it functions like any other verb. In other contexts, it really really doesn’t.)
- Meanwhile, these people over here at the New York Public Library are looking for crowdsourcing help in transcribing historic menus. The site already has a lot of menus up for browsing, like this one from October 20, 1921, for dinner on the S. S. George Washington.
- And finally, here’s a glorious seasonal mashup to delight all of us renegade medievalists, and maybe some other folks, too: Grendel, after the manner of the Grinch.