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Blogs, organisations...

Ozwords For the dinkum oil on Australian English. A blog from the Australian National Dictionary Centre, a joint Australian National University and Oxford University Press project.  
Australian National Dictionary Centre 
All Things Linguistic is a daily linguistics clog by Gretchen McCulloch.
Superlinguo - A blog about language and linguistics by Lauren Gawne.   
Lexical Items - A blog about words
Everyday Linguistic Anthropology 
The Lousy Linguist (California, USA)
Language: A feminist guide This is a feminist blog about language (in fact, mostly the English language), written by a feminist who’s also a linguist. In this space I’ll try to address some frequently asked questions, debunk some common myths, and ponder some of the linguistic dilemmas confronting feminists in the 21st century.


Listen to these podcasts

Lingthusiasm (Subscribe on Soundcloud or just listen)
The World in Words 
Word for Word (Macquarie Dictionary Australia)  
Macquarie Dictionary 
The Aussie English Podcast

Lexicon Valley
That's what they say (Michigan Radio)
Talk the Talk podcast - a weekly show about linguistics, the science of language (Perth, Australia)
The Expressionists - a podcast about idioms

Prescriptivist Edition" from Ayres's The Verbalist 1896:

Articles about language

Plonk: A language lover's guide to Australian drinking (The Conversation, July 2017)
Up a wombat's freckle by Barry Humphries (The Times Literary Supplement, June 2017)
"I want the word 'gay' back": Bob Katter (The Australian, August 2017) Note: There are close to 30 different senses of 'gay' in the Oxford English Dictionary. 'Gay' meaning homosexual is recorded from the 1920s (Ozwords on Twitter)
The 300-year history of using 'literally' figuratively
The story of "sic"
Google Translate adds gender stereotypes when translating from Turkish
Examples of resumptive pronouns