The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are told to avoid banned words and phrases like "fetus," "transgender," and "science-based" in budget documents.
What we miss when we privilege the eye in digital discourse.
There are many ways a college student might spend spring break. Making an archaeological breakthrough is not usually one of them. In his first year at Harvard, Manny Medrano did just that.
It's incredible that some can even remember them, let alone say these aloud at a fast pace.
When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond. This is so fast that we can't even hear the pause. In fact, it's faster than our brains actually work.
On social media, pettiness is celebrated as a comic skill. In the corridors of power, it's more ominous.
We're not sure if this is just a self-aware Kickstarter video or if it's the most weirdly specific mini documentary ever made. But yeah, it's either one of the two.
More often than not, the characters in movies often talk in ways that do not resemble how we converse in real life. The films of Noah Baumbach, however, are an exception.
The languages that many of us have grown up with are very different from the languages that have been spoken throughout the vast majority of human existence.
The use of diminutives — like calling a dog a "doggy" — seems to be something that's common across all languages.
If you live in the US and speak English, chances are the "face with tears of joy" emoji is always in the recently-used section of your emoji keyboard.
Over 11 months, Shahak Shapira and co-conspirators infiltrated Germany's far-right Facebook groups. Then he mercilessly ridiculed them.
It's not some secret language that only bar code reader technology can interpret — there are rhyme and reason to the black and white lines.
Is "vlot" a dirty word? How about "neuk"? If you participate in this online study, you'll get to put your foreign-curse-word-guessing skills to the test.
When authors compare something to "the size of a ___," what points of reference do they use? This chart breaks down the results from the 1800s compared to the early 2000s.
Humans have long recognized the song of trees. One biologist argues that listening to forests again can spark a new ecological consciousness, naturally.
The common journalistic practice of hedging potential inflammatory statements with the word "allegedly" is a sign, they’ll say, of scrupulousness, practically a sign of journalistic virtue. Which is a load of shit.
English is shaped by more than natural selection.
The expression is singular and not capitalized, according to the US Government Publishing Office style guide.
Today, the word “stan” is just as popular as a verb as it is a noun, which got us wondering, who was the first to make this linguistic transformation?
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