Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing her part to fight off the cot-caught merger and keep "gym shoes" alive.
A new linguistic trend has been spotted on the culinary reality show.... READ ON
Are you ready for some Ethics? World Geography? Data Science?... READ ON
Even if you speak French you may never have noticed them.... READ ON
Sometimes there are words that you've seen, read, and maybe even used in conversation whose meaning you can never keep straight.... READ ON
Not sure which emoji to attach to your Instagram post? The Emojini 3000 can help.... READ ON
The song “Pompeii” by Bastille inspired a host of cover artists on YouTube who posted everything from a cappella covers to Mad Men style covers to cup song covers. The best cover, however (which I just discovered), was the Latin language translation cover.... READ ON
America isn't the only nation that wraps up the year by determining the words that defined it.... READ ON
It's common in the Northeast and Midwest.... READ ON
You might think you’re saying “This is awkward…” while your friend is getting “I am shocked and appalled!”... READ ON
A rooster sounds like a rooster wherever it lives. A cow sounds like a cow in every country. So shouldn't we all use the same words for animal sounds no matter what our language?... READ ON
Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.