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SOURCES AND MORE BELOW!

Jake from Vsauce3 and I on his show, "Talk-o Time": http://youtu.be/wYbVRLKwy-U

Old Vsauce video on Déjà vu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSf8i8bHIns

Dord: http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/0027-ghostword.html

collateral adjectives: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/b-collateral-adjective-pairs-b

amazing collection of English word facts: http://www.questrel.com/records.html

How many words rhyme? http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1946

ThinkFact on rhymes [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daEU7MVfJ1U

gramograms:

http://www.highlightpress.com.au/list-of-gramograms.html
https://www.wordnik.com/lists/gramograms-words-that-sound-like-letters

phantonyms: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/magazine/27FOB-onlanguage-t.html?_r=1&

hangman analysis (best words to fool people): http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/

police:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_linguistic_example_sentences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo

Esquivalience:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/08/29/not-a-word
http://boingboing.net/2011/08/02/esquivalience-at-what-point-does-a-fake-word-become-real.html

Trivial Pursuit story:

http://www.columbo-site.freeuk.com/firstnamecourt.htm

a good article on Columbo’s actual name: http://frankcolumboswristwatch.tumblr.com/frank

"The Pun Also Rises" book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Also-Rises-John-Pollack/dp/1592406750

The Oatmeal and irony: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony

Digg and irony: http://digg.com/2014/irony-illustrated

“Ironic” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQypLPZejA

"Ironic" rewritten to be actually situationally ironic: http://www.collegehumor.com/post/229130/lines-from-alanis-morissettes-ironic-modified-to-actually-make-them-ironic

some other Alanis/irony perspectives:

http://www.salon.com/2014/05/08/what_everybody_gets_wrong_about_alanis_morissettes_ironic_partner/
http://www.copyblogger.com/did-alanis-morissette-get-irony-right/

Dog DNA study: http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/12/2849.full

Why do we say “um”?: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50173/when-and-why-did-people-start-saying-um-when-they-talk

why do we all say “huh”?: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/everybody-almost-every-language-says-huh-huh-180949822/?no-ist

Cool words English doesn’t have: http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/tsundoku-should-enter-the-english-language.html

Weird Words: http://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/fun/wordplay/weird_words.html

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