language

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
8.16.18
Cómics

'A Little Help and Imagination,' Today's Comics by Benny Montero

No matter how offensive or odd, all friends have their own language.
Benny Montero
7.30.18
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
Culture

When You Are a Second-Gen Kid, It's Easy to Lose Your Family's Culture

I grew up in Canada, but it was only when I visited my family’s homeland that I realized I was missing out.
Moses Monterroza
7.12.17
Film

'Okja' Proves That We're Doomed if We Don't Understand One Another

Bong Joon-ho's Netflix spectacle depicts the difficulty and sacredness of translation.
Karen Han
6.29.17
Stuff

How Will We Curse Once Everyone's Immune to 'Fuck'?

We spoke to Benjamin Bergen, an author and linguist, about what might happen if curse words stop working.
Mike Pearl
9.23.16
Film

'Arrival' Is Sci-Fi at Its Smartest and Weirdest

Denis Villeneuve's much-anticipated film, now making the festival rounds, is big on capital "I" ideas and doesn't need show-offy effects to grab you.
Brandon Harris
9.14.16
Stuff

Why the Oxford English Dictionary Declared 'YOLO' and 'Clickbait' to Be Words

We talked to the editor of the New Words department about how the staff determines which words to include each year.
Morgan Harries
9.13.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dogs Can Actually Understand What You're Saying to Them, Study Says

You aren't tricking your dog when you talk about the vet in an excitable tone.
VICE Staff
8.30.16
News

When Your Miranda Rights Get Lost in Translation

Thousands of Spanish-speaking immigrants are arrested in the United States every year, but there's no uniform Spanish-language translation for Miranda rights. That could soon change.
Paul DeBenedetto
8.24.16
Stuff

A Secret Gay Language Has Gone Mainstream in the Philippines

Swardspeak is more than gay lingo—it's a common bridge between the incredible diversity of languages to be found in the nation of islands.
Jon Shadel
8.22.16
Gaming

Video Game Translators Are on Your Side, So Stop Hating on Them

Localization is a tough, taxing and thankless job, but because of it we can enjoy games that otherwise would have been lost to us.
Kate Gray
7.12.16