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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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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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...
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Gunsels, gumshoes, and hard-boiled dames: Your guide to the slangy talk in Hollywood films of the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Continue reading...
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