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After year-end remembrances of the dear departed, a look at why we call them 'late.'... [Read More]
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If you've read 'Verbal Energy' over the past year, you'll have all the answers. [Read More]
If you've read 'Verbal Energy' over the past year, you'll have all the answers. [Read More]
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'Elite' has become such a pejorative over the last while; let's take a look at its roots and its word kin. [Read More]
A little hygge may be just what we need as we head into the northern winter. [Read More]
A little hygge may be just what we need as we head into the northern winter. [Read More]
We don't know the roots of 'gig,' but its sound symbolism suggests a certain resilience – which we're all going to need. [Read More]
Data cruncher extraordinaire Josh Katz has turned the responses he got to his fascinating online dialect quiz into a new book. [Read More]
A look at the many meanings of a useful little word – and those of its evil twin. [Read More]
A look at an inspired metaphor for talking about the courtroom problem of tainted testimony in court. [Read More]
The longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers sometimes broadcast the game by knowing when to shut up. [Read More]
The longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers sometimes broadcast the game by knowing when to shut up. [Read More]
An account of how one of the Chelsea bombs was foiled introduces a colorful bit of New York City slang. [Read More]
A coinage with roots in the theater is in the limelight as Britons consider departing the European stage. [Read More]
A vintage Disney cartoon has some profound insights for today's drivers. [Read More]
A vintage Disney cartoon has some profound insights for today's drivers. [Read More]
The man in the white suit takes on Darwin and Chomsky. [Read More]
A look at some of curious lingo of currency traders as the pound has fallen against the dollar in the wake of the 'Brexit' vote. [Read More]
Why 'female president' isn't the best term, however this year's election turns out. [Read More]
It’s not all Greek: Merriam-Webster’s list of top 10 words on campus includes some Latin, too. [Read More]
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