It's not every year, after all, that vocabulary from black feminist criticism shows up next to Balenciaga gowns.
Accents can be subject to subtle forms of prejudice, but does that mean some are more appealing and trustworthy than others?
It turns out that when it comes to naming babies, a lot of countries has plenty of weird restrictions.
What the coining of new native words reveals about modern America.
John McWhorter explains the importance of linguistics, the euphemism treadmill and how Donald Trump is changing American English.
Finns refer to their country as ‘Suomi’, but no-one knows where that name came from, or why, even after centuries of being called Finland, Suomi still survives.
For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?
Not only does this compilation of short videos tell a complete and compelling story, that story has a true twist ending.
Republicans — and some liberals — downplay the significance of the president’s outbursts. But his words are quietly radicalizing both the left and right, with untold consequences for the future of policy.
"I think it's an example of one of the best displays of my acting in the whole series."
A few years ago, FiveThirtyEight compiled a dataset of all the curse words and slurs in Tarantino's movies (minus "Hateful Eight"), complete with timestamps. Now it's easier than ever to explore all that colorful language.
Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits actually do.
The country is stifling open discussion of war crimes — and jeopardizing its own standing on the world stage.
If eyes are the window to the soul, then emoji are, at best, the mail slot to one's personality: a narrow aperture admitting only slivers of data of a very particular sort, but a lot of it.
More than just cute pictures, these digital icons are a lingua franca for the digital age.
Unlike any of the other most egregious parts of the Old People Online Stylebook, chronic ellipsis overuse has no easy explanation.
Considering how terrible most of us would be if the challenge was speaking Japanese, we think they all did pretty phenomenal jobs.
For hundreds of years, the residents of Tangier Island have maintained a unique relic of their colonial past.
The physics, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy behind a little bit of time.
How does one go about translating puns that only work in Japanese? Very carefully.
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