"The text message sent by Defendant included a smiley, a bottle of champagne, dancing figures and more."
Despite Donald Trump's claim that he is a "handwriting analyst," it's not possible to read someone's mind through the curlicues of their writing.
Google is notorious for having some of the worst emoji on the planet. Now it's righting its wrongs — and taking on gender stereotypes, too.
The country is pushing diplomats to learn the local tongues of strategic areas.
Why comparatively few languages have "purple," not all of them have "blue," and some just have "white, black, and red."
Turns out, these home assistants are all Cumberbitches at heart.
Research shows that letting loose an obscenity can make you exercise harder and endure pain better.
An Arizona biologist believes that their sounds should be considered language — and that someday we’ll understand what they have to say.
Trump’s word-piles fill public space with static. This is like having the air we breathe replaced with carbon monoxide. It is deadly.
A new study suggests that racist people are eager to embrace unprincipled free-speech defenses of racist speech.
While gatekeepers of "proper" grammar deride Black English and other modern dialects, linguists like John McWhorter are interested in its innovations.
An investigation into a term that seems to perfectly capture the indignities and absurdities of the modern economy.
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Western literature has gradually progressed from narratives that relate actions and events to stories that portray minds in all their meandering, many-layered, self-contradictory complexities.
Given the epochal events that changed the young adulthoods of older and younger millennials, it's time to split the generation in half.
While some Disney movies wade pretty uncomfortably into the murky waters of cultural appropriation, they also frequently find the perfect balance between history, sensitivity and catchiness.
DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.
One astronomer suggests that we just call everything a planet. And it makes a lot of sense.
Native English speakers remain completely unaware of the secret order they use every day to govern which adjectives come first, second and third in a series.
In a short story for Nautilus, acclaimed author of "The Road" and "No Country For Old Men" tackles the issue of where language comes from.
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