Writing

See also Speaking for slides/video and Book for my biggest writing project of the past several years. 

Highlights

I’m the author of Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, a book about internet language with Riverhead (Penguin) which came out on July 23, 2019. See the Gretchen McCulloch author page on the Penguin Random House website and the book page for Because Internet, with more information and order links.

I’m the Resident Linguist at WIRED, where I write a column about internet language. (See all my columns at the Gretchen McCulloch author page at Wired.)

Assorted other bylines:

I’ve co-written many Language Files videos with YouTuber Tom Scott:

I’m currently working on a linguistics Crash Course, along with Lauren Gawne and Jessi Grieser.

I was previously the Resident Linguist at The Toast: see all my articles on the Gretchen McCulloch author page at The Toast (note that if The Toast’s archive is down, you can also read my A Linguist Explains articles as pdfs here.)

Long list:

On Mental Floss:

Assorted other bylines:

At Slate’s Lexicon Valley (full list here):

At Grammar Girl:

At The Week: