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.
Words About Love in Other Languages that Should Exist in English
These may come in handy next time emojis fail you.
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.'
Regional Accents Are Disappearing and the North is Slowly Dying, Study Says
Now let's have a fight about how to correctly pronounce 'scone'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientifically, Does Gaydar Actually Exist?
Scientific studies of gaydar show that its horribly inaccurate. But that's OK. You might not need it soon.
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.
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
Emoji is the 'Fastest Growing Language in the UK', According to a [INSERT CRY-LAUGH EMOJI] Linguistics Professor
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