"There even are places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!" So goes the lyric. But English is adaptable for special purposes.  Continue reading...
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Joseph Stalin came to power 100 years ago this month. His modern heir, Vladimir Putin, is every bit as adept as his ideological mentor at weaponizing language.  Continue reading...
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What's your go-to metaphor? Examination of corpora reveals that dreams have always been a basis of comparison but modern life gives us many more choices.  Continue reading...
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From capable to renewable natural gas and everything in between, we've got a euphemism for you.  Continue reading...
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We fit our speech to the circumstances we're in. Is there a basis for judgment when someone's preferred way of speaking is different from yours?  Continue reading...
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Normcore, goblincore, cottagecore, gorpcore: one hard-working suffix turns any style preference into a named trend.  Continue reading...
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