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.
Two-letter words are the building blocks of Scrabble’s DNA, and the Q and Z are juicy high-point tiles — so when those two little words were added to the official word list, the game evolved instantly.
If thousands of years of philosophy have failed to come up with conclusive definitions, can we expect a bunch of random people on the internet to do any better?
Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines, sent an internal email regarding the incident on Flight 3411. His email is, in its own way, a work of art; a triumph of the willingness to pass the buck.
Most people think apple pie and bald eagles when they think America but, in reality, the name applies to a vast number of nations. It all begs the question: Where did this word come from and why?
Americans speak Spanish. Canadians speak French. And Venezuelans speak Wayuu, naturally.
Our metaphors have developed right alongside the technology from which they’re derived, from hardware to software, apps and networks — and now the so-called "stack."
A tweet by @lrgmnn preserved the weirdness of these names, but this baseball announcer reel brings them to new heights.
Last year, online discourse about the phrase quietly entered the legal space, in the form of a trademark dispute between Essence and Beverly Bond, the founder of the organization Black Girls Rock!
Unless you really meant to say "Time to sweep up kids" instead of "Time to sweep up, kids."
Some of Seth Meyers' crew members are pretty good at writing poetr– hold on, are these guys all admitting to crimes?
Sure, this is funny. But someone needs to teach this teacher how to use a calendar, because "close enough" does not a holiday make.
Everyone knows a Nguyen, but how did that come to be?
Livonian may be extinct as a native tongue, but it's still being used to write poetry.
From Kendrick Lamar to the Rolling Stones, Amber Gallego has interpreted for over 400 acts across the musical spectrum. In this explainer from Vox, she details her personal philosophy of translating music into a visual medium.
You know, we think filler phrases like "you know" are totally fine to use. Still, sometimes it's worth listening to how much you lean on them.
“How did it start out, having a word for water?”
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