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.
Once you see it laid out like this, it doesn’t take much to put *dwóh and *dwóh together.... READ ON
British people do not read 'er' and 'erm' in the way that Americans would read those words.... READ ON
Punctuation can be a headache, even when it's just inside a name. Here are eight brand names with problems caused by those important little marks.... READ ON
If there’s one image that sums up all the feelings of sweetness and tenderness in the world, it’s a mother singing a lullaby to her baby. But if we listen closer to the lyrics of lullabies, they're not all so sweet.... READ ON
What does Sunday have to do with the sun? What's a Satur or Tues?... READ ON
Why tell us, “although the bag on the oxygen mask may not inflate, oxygen is flowing to the mask”?... READ ON
Text analysis reveals the most relevant words for each candidate from the GOP debates... READ ON
Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.