Has language taken a subordinate role in the explosion of new media, now that we have so many more metalinguistic ways to message directly than we used to?  Continue reading...

Sounds tend to survive the migration between languages more dependably than letters do. Let phonics show you the way!  Continue reading...

Have you seen these movies? Explore how movie-inspired memes become firmly embedded in the English language.  Continue reading...

Explore the differences between enhanced and the newer (by about 100 years) more general adjective improved. Is every imperfect thing subject to both improvement and enhancement?  Continue reading...

Many phrasal verb particles, after long use, begin to take on a life of their own that departs significantly from what common sense suggests they should mean.  Continue reading...

I was delighted to learn recently of The Sifter - A Food History Research Tool, which is a gigantic online database of historical cookbooks. What I've been doing in The Sifter initially is a kind of time travel via language.  Continue reading...

Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Explore patterns on how effects are used throughout journalism.  Continue reading...

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