The names that made the news--and affected our lives--in 2020, from Animal Crossing to Zoom.  Continue reading...

From nostalgia to fauxstalgia, from golden oldie to Before Time, here are some of the ways we talk about days gone by.  Continue reading...

Like many four-letter words, poll is versatile. Where did it come from, and how did it come to be associated with voting?  Continue reading...

As we approach a presidential election, I've been thinking about campaign slogans old and new, memorable and forgettable. Is the political slogan still relevant? Or is it passé in the era of hashtags, acronyms, and memes?  Continue reading...

It's a leap! It's a limit! It's all tied up! It's ready to go! The many meanings—and origins—of a familiar word.  Continue reading...

"Plantation"--a word with a complicated history in the US--appears in many brand and community names. Is it time to abandon it?  Continue reading...

How important is a slogan during a global health crisis like the one we're experiencing with COVID-19? More important than you might think.  Continue reading...

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