linguistics

Internet

A Linguist Explains Why Texting and Tweeting Aren’t Ruining the English Language

'Because Internet' explores how the internet is transforming the way we communicate.
Anna Iovine
7.23.19
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
Stuff

Regional Accents Are Disappearing and the North is Slowly Dying, Study Says

Now let's have a fight about how to correctly pronounce 'scone'.
Joel Golby
5.26.16
Art

Quotes Become Symbolic Geometric Art in ‘Aretephos’

New York-based philosopher Apostolos Stefanopoulos wants to turn famous writers and philosphers’ words into highly symbolic digital art.
DJ Pangburn
5.9.16
Gaming

Speaking to the Professors Who Invented the Prehistoric Languages of ‘Far Cry Primal’

The University of Kentucky's Andrew and Brenna Byrd are responsible for the Wenja and Izila you hear in Ubisoft's new game.
Mike Diver
2.21.16
Stuff

The Last Gasps of Texas German

Nearly 15 years ago at a diner in Texas, linguistics professor Hans Boas recognised a dialect of German he'd never heard before. It was Texas German. In a few decades, it will be extinct.
Luke Winkie
9.28.15
Stuff

We Interviewed the Historian Who Just Found the Oldest Use of the Word 'Fuck'

In 1310, Roger the Navel-Fucker was banned from Chester County.
Mike Pearl
9.13.15
Stuff

Scientifically, Does Gaydar Actually Exist?

Scientific studies of gaydar show that its horribly inaccurate. But that's OK. You might not need it soon.
Mike Pearl
8.18.15
Stuff

Sex People of the World Need to Unite and Make the Term ‘Sex Person’ a Thing

I have no filter and I know few boundaries. I am a Sex Person. Recognise.
Elianna Lev
7.14.15
Stuff

Why We Don't Like to Talk About Eating Ass

Tongues have been touching butts for as long as humans have had both, but for a long time, there was no word in English for what's commonly "tossing salad".
Chelsea G. Summers
6.11.15
tech

Emoji is the 'Fastest Growing Language in the UK', According to a [INSERT CRY-LAUGH EMOJI] Linguistics Professor

Sadly, our CMS cannot render emoji, so you're going to have to imagine it.
Joel Golby
5.19.15
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