We spoke to Benjamin Bergen, an author and linguist, about what might happen if swear words stop working.
You aren't tricking your dog when you talk about the vet in an excitable tone.
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.
You probably don't realise how much you rely on emojis to communicate with people, so here's some evidence
Want to know who the original Dick is? We sure did.
A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.
The Serbians will threaten to fuck the first row of people at your funeral, while the Danish will call you an "ass banana".
It's easy to say you're "having a panic attack" when you're just a bit stressed, but we should watch to make sure that the meaning of words that refer to serious mental health conditions isn't diluted.
The Oxford English Dictionary naming the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji as Word of the Year 2015 does not signal the death of culture.
For trans people, airport confrontations are more than embarrassing, they can also be incredibly physically threatening.
Emojis are like The Force: they can be used for good, or they can be used for evil. Or they can be used as a symbol for a dick.
Do teenagers really use terms like "zerg", "P999" and "MOOS"?