language

Ireland

How Militant Irish Republican Slogans went Viral

Republican slogans like "Up the RA" and "Brits out" are still unacceptable to say in the Irish mainstream – so why do they pop up so frequently online?
Paulie Doyle
3.14.19
Internet

A Rhetoric Professor Explains How to Win an Online Argument

"I wouldn't verbally abuse them because an insult pulls you down into a state of weakness."
Vincenzo Ligresti
11.26.18
language

'Single-Use' Really Is the Word of the Year We Deserve

Yes, "Gammon" is definitely funnier, but 2018 should be remembered for its environmental shockwaves.
Lauren O'Neill
11.7.18
Emojis

Emojis Bridged the Language Barrier Between Me and My Father

They're doing the same for many in households that speak multiple languages.
Arimeta Diop
8.17.18
VICE TONIC

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.
Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi
2.7.18
language

Why You Should Swear Less

Give offensive words their power back and it might just save humanity, says Dr Emma Byrne.
Alex Briand
11.2.17
Thump

From Banger to Blooter, Here's the Definitive Dancefloor Dictionary

You'll never struggle to describe music again!
Angus Harrison
7.6.17
Broadly DK

Words About Love in Other Languages that Should Exist in English

These may come in handy next time emojis fail you.
Laila Tyack
4.12.17
Internet

Experience Enron's Everyday Evil with a 500,000+ Email Experiment

One of the most notorious corporate scandals in American history comes to your inbox in Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne's project, 'The Good Life.'
Azura Wannmann
1.4.17
Art

Poetic Textiles Tell a History Woven by Women

Francesca Capone looks at textiles as a poetic language that tells a version of history from a female perspective.
Andrew Salomone
11.26.16
Art

Communicating Through Art in a Post-Language Era

Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is fighting the speed of culture with art that requires patience.
Lars Bengston
11.19.16
Stuff

How Will We Swear When Everyone's Immune to 'Fuck'?

We spoke to Benjamin Bergen, an author and linguist, about what might happen if swear words stop working.
Mike Pearl
9.24.16
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