Street names can situate us in geography, history, politics, and culture. But they may be replaced by new systems of wayfinding.  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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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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What are the describable features of voices? How do we distinguish them, and more importantly, what language do we have for characterizing voices in a way that is meaningful to others?  Continue reading...
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