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FOOD & DRINK
Why Do We Pronounce 'Bologna' As 'Baloney'?
A look into the history of this spelling-pronunciation divide.
Why Is There No Female Equivalent For 'Mr.'?
“Mr.” is the only honorific pronoun used when addressing men, but when addressing women, society still insists we consider her marital status.
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CULTURE & ARTS
Why Don't We Say 'You're Welcome' Anymore?
Inside the rise of "no problem," "no worries" and so on.
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Here's Maybe The Definitive Way To Pronounce 'Pyeongchang'
Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics have started, it's time you learned.
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Merriam-Webster Breaks Down Use Of Singular 'Their' In Quirky Limerick
Curtis M. Wong
The term, the dictionary's editors note, is increasingly used by gender neutral people.
In The Future We May All Talk Like Trump, Linguist Warns. Sad.
Constant repetitions are worming their way into the circuitry of our brains.
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Investors Urge Apple To Tackle ‘Growing’ Evidence Of Device Addiction In Kids
"There is no good reason why you should not address this issue proactively," the shareholders wrote.
6 Bilingual Crossover Songs That Prove Latin Music Was King In 2017
Here's hoping 2018 brings us more collaborations! 🥂
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ARTS & CULTURE
People Aren't Sure What Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year Actually Means
"This is not a word that I have ever heard used."
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Twitter Users Troll Donald Trump's Lawyer Over Comical Font Choice
"Wanted to avoid using Failing Times New Roman..."
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ARTS & CULTURE
'Complicit' Is The Word Of The Year, According To Dictionary.com
2017 has been a year of speaking out about bad behavior, silence and inaction.
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Elon Musk's Tweet Gives Creepy Insight Into Future Of Humanoid Robots
"In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it. Sweet dreams…"
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Audience Loses It When Pikachu Speaks English In 'Pokémon' Movie
Although it might have been a dream sequence. Maybe.
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HOME & LIVING
The Story Of The World's Most Annoying 'Word' You Can't Stop Saying
Todd Van Luling
"Ope" is ubiquitous and terrible.
Queer Signs And What They Tell Us
Researcher, linguaphile, and 2017 Point Scholar
The only place that I felt I could appropriately learn these terms was by socializing with my LGBTQ Deaf and signing peers.
13 Charts And Graphs That Pretty Much Nail Modern Adulthood
This is your life, don't pretend otherwise.
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Alcohol Can Help You Speak A Foreign Language More Fluently
How To Tell Your Parents That Gender Pronouns Matter
TED Director of Speaker Development
The fact that my progressive parents struggle to integrate nonbinary pronouns into their lexicon is a stark reminder of how much work we need to do.
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Friday The 13th Is An Unlucky Day To Have Friggatriskaidekaphobia
Cross your fingers that you don't step on a crack.
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