language

Culture

Meet the Guy Who Woke From a Coma Speaking Another Language

Ben McMahon knew some basic Mandarin from high school. But after a car accident he was put in a coma and emerged weirdly fluent.
Julian Morgans
6.28.19
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
Into The K-Pop World

Fans Don't Need to Know Korean to Enjoy K-Pop, But it Helps

Korean class enrolments rose by 13.7% between 2013 and 2016, making it the 11th most studied language in the US. How much of this is to do with K-pop?
Biju Belinky
3.6.19
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
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