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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 pe imistic language on soci...
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 distre ing, since you like to believe your pup...
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 i ues, laws and beliefs that...
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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.
It's 100 days this Wednesday until the Rio Olympics. They run from August 5 to August 21. Exciting times ahead. But there's something you should know about Rio. You already know it's one of the world'...