report on the death of law blogs was an exaggeration. It turns out there are more survivors:
No doubt there are even more, but these are enough for now.
Update: Added The Secret Barrister.
The Guardian has a mathematical puzzle by Alex Bellos. For example, this is from the puzzle for 31 December 2018:
Fill the blanks in the following equation, so that it makes arithmetical sense:
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 = 2019
You are allowed to use any of the basic mathematical operations, +, –, x, ÷, and as many brackets as you like.
There are various solutions, including this one:
((10 × 9 × 8) – (7 × 6) – 5) × ((4 –3) + (2 × 1))
Most law blogs seem to die after a few years. Current survivors include:
They have links to more blogs, though many are extinct.
Update: More law blogs
Some non-native speakers of English appear to confuse L and R sounds. People from Japan are particularly famous for this. It is a stereotype sometimes used in films with Asian characters, such as
Lost in Translation.
This video looks at the different L and R sounds in English (such as clear L, dark L, tapped R and bunched R) and why native speakers of Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese may have difficulty pronouncing them.
Vox via All Things Linguistic
There are numerous blogs on economics and related subjects, with new posts every week. One blog that regularly provides links to them is
It also has a permanent list of about 150 blogs.
Even if you are not particularly interested in economics, many of these blogs discuss other current issues too.
Do you know what the preposition
above means? And how it is different from on? What if you needed this information to defuse a time bomb?
Watch this video from Utrecht University:
All Things Linguistic
This year the
Norfolk & Norwich Festival will be held between 10th and 26th May. There are events in various categories: music, dance, theatre, etc.
If you are under 26, most tickets cost £7.50. A few events are free.
The University of Manchester Library has some
online resources on study skills. For example:
There are many others – on maths, referencing, revision, statistics, reading, research, etc.
Stack Exchange is a collection of questions and answers on numerous topics.
Some questions from
English Language & Usage:
What is the rule for adjective order?
What do you call a disk with a hole in the middle?
When should “no problem” replace “you’re welcome” as a response to “thank you”?
What is the difference between “complicated” and “complex”?
Some questions from
English Language Learners:
How should I refer to a friend who is a girl but not a girlfriend?
Is there any difference between “which” and “that”?
What is the difference between “nope” and “no”?
Is it OK to mix American and British English?
PDFsam Basic is a handy free application that lets you split a PDF into different files, merge two or more PDFs into a single file, and rotate PDFs.
You can download it
Members of staff can also install it on their work PCs through UEA’s Application Catalogue, aka Software Center [sic].