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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It's time for the highly anticipated Euphemism of the Year 2021! From gifted pleasures to experience device to unalive see which of this year's worst words took home the crown.  Continue reading...
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