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Even if you think you're keeping your emotions under wraps, new research suggests the language you use could reveal when you're feeling stressed. According to a study led by researchers at the Univers...
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Plus why kids are better at it than adults.
It's not a cross between 'home invasion', 'marshmallow' and 'weaning kids off sugar throughout November'.
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Using it to fill a gap in a sentence is not its only use.
Just in case you needed another excuse to get on the beers tonight.
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Less Cardonnay more Chardonnay.
It all boils down to how Australians feel about the c-word.
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Without warning, he gave a whole speech in Chinese.
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The language you use probably gives away how you feel about an issue.
Australia's mother tongue was not English.
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"I don't want my word choices determined by an algorithm or FOMO."
Showing genuine compassion is the key.
'There is no cow on the ice' in Swedish means 'don't worry'.
Me, myself and I are most definitely not interchangeable.
When science fiction author Ted Chiang first got the idea for "Story of Your Life," the fictional work that would eventually be adapted into the Oscar-nominated movie "Arrival," he knew he wasn't read...
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It's the origin of terms like 'boned' and 'pulled up'.
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It’s the 'bae' of the 19th century.
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There were a lot of surprises to come out of 2016, but "xenophobia" being named Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is not one of them. When you consider the rhetoric that galvanized people in this yea...
During and after the often-agonizing election season that recently left the United States in shreds, many Americans found themselves overwhelmed by negative, insulting, and pessimistic language on soc...
It always starts with the swear words. And then the basics, then finally the interesting stuff.
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We put it to the experts.
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How a word potentially derived from "pocket" became one of the nastiest terms in the dictionary.
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Aegis, bouillon, chiton. Flautist, gyro, haute couture. Lackadaisical, mascarpone, peremptory. The English language is filled with words that stump the tongue with their tricky vowel pairings, consona...
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There are a few things I don't understand about human nature; Donald Trump's popularity, long, bushy hipster beards, and the Kardashian obsession. And I've never understood why it's such a big deal if people speak in their native tongue in front of others.
Does this mean they have their own human-like language?
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You can now watch the Paralympics with complete confidence.
You've probably heard the common wisdom that it doesn't really matter what you say to your dog, as long as you say it in a nice way. Maybe you found this distressing, since you like to believe your pu...
Well, that was unexpected. I woke up the other morning and it seemed like half of Brazil was talking about me. How did THAT happen?
True rage -- the kind that results in personal jabs and expletive spews -- seems only to arise from a handful of topics. Most are maddening because they pertain to complex issues, laws and beliefs tha...
It is somewhat ironic that our aim to have a respectful evidence-based rational debate about language has turned into the opposite – at least if social media is anything to go by.