Online review aggregators collect information of a kind that used to be ephemeral but now is more enduring. Is this a good thing? I'm not so sure.  Continue reading...

Just as there can be a disconnect between intention and interpretation in other more traditional communication channels, the same thing can happen in texting, and the disconnect may well occur for some of the same reasons.  Continue reading...

Why is predictive typing so much more accurate and useful than predictive speech?  Continue reading...

Communication with the Divine is an extraordinary thing, and so most religions have specific, prescribed forms of language for it. How well do they serve the purpose?  Continue reading...

Many of the names for the most popular foods we associate with Mexico are not of Spanish origin; they come from Nahuatl and they are called by a descendant of their original name today in both Spanish and English.  Continue reading...

Language doesn't change very much in 85 years but it changes enough for the modern reader to uncover a few surprises.  Continue reading...

The dictionary that used to reside on the bookshelf lives in the cloud now. Publishers and lexicographers alike have sunk, but some continue to swim.  Continue reading...

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