Kings, committees, contests, magnates, and the occasional error have all left their marks on our maps.  Continue reading...
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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...
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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...
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Arika Okrent's new book explores some methods behind the madness of English spelling and expressions.  Continue reading...
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One of the biggest trends in branding for the last several years has been something very small: the plus symbol. What does it all add up to?  Continue reading...
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