Sheng is the 'Slanguage' of the Future offers plenty of food for sociolinguistic thought: here we have a columnist at once decrying the prescriptivists who are offended by this urban "slang" and urging that Kenya's "tribal" languages be abandoned to extinction in favor of this new trans-tribal language. (For a more academic Sheng link: Talking Sheng: The role of a hybrid language in the construction of identity and youth culture in Nairobi, Kenya.)
Anthro-Ling offers a myth in Rumsen Ohlone - I guarantee you won't find this elsewhere online...
Bulbul on languages named after products (no, not as an advertising gimmick!)
And Language Hat on Wade-Giles, edifying for Chinese learners anywhere