Prof. Bill Poser, one of Language Log's regular contributors, posted yesterday about the word "nyet" written in Roman characters stylized to look like Cyrillic. It reminded me of my post of about eight months ago where I wrote about Devanagari lettering (I mistakenly called it typeface) styled to look like Urdu, and other stylistic exoticizations. I emailed Prof. Poser, and before I knew it he had posted on Langauge Log a link to me.
Language Log has tens of thousands of regular readers - 1400 of them have visited me in the last 12 hours or so. That's quite a traffic spike for this humble little blog, that hums along ordinarily at less than 40 page views a day. Thanks to Prof. Poser for the hat tip.
One Language Log reader followed up with his own interesting post on the same subject: Chinese characters stylized to look like Tibetan. Tibetan script is lovely; it's a descendant of Devanagari that I once mistook for Bengali. Here is a sample of Tibetan script and one of Bengali script.