I'm unlikely to have the time to blog again for a while, so below are some links to half a dozen recent blogs I wrote for the Times Literary Supplement, and which you may well have missed. Here they are gathered into one eclectic bundle - something for everyone, I hope. Or at least anyone. Our sole concern is all for your delight.
Word Aversion: on the irrational fear of certain words.
'Apolitical ponce': on W. H. Auden's appearances in the Oxford English Dictionary
Epidermal doodles: on literary tattoos
Cellar door and other euphonies on linguistic aesthetics
Knocking on heaven's door: on Ian McEwan's evangelical howlers
Against Unremembering on The Henningham Family Press