As a candidate, Donald J. Trump's language about the southern border was remarkably simple, but his language has shifted since his election as president, particularly since the government shutdown last month.
The word "mistress" is having a moment. It shouldn't. It's sexist and should've been retired long ago.
In the words of her detractors during the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton was abrasive and shrill. She was aloof. She was unlikable. It's not a coincidence that these?adjectives?are now bubbling up in discussions of Senators?Elizabeth Warren,?Kirsten Gillibrand?and?Kamala Harris.
As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.
A special class of vivid, textural words defy linguistic theory: could "ideophones" unlock the secrets of humans’ first utterances?
Anthropologists and linguists are working to understand how complex systems of communication emerge — and what they reveal about how to keep rare or threatened languages alive.
There’s a chance that "Roma" will take the big award but not win the Oscars' Foreign Language category.
Soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman and … ?
This is the least fun game Fallon has ever played on TV and we are HERE! FOR!! IT!!!
Born in Pakistan with a childhood in the Netherlands, her dad — the chief imam of the Islamic Center of Ireland — has some learning to do.
It's an internet fight and only the funniest meme will emerge victorious. This week's challengers? Mulaney, Shaggy, Thotiana and Fyre Fest.
Court stenographers often misunderstand Black English, and their mistakes could affect people's lives at crucial junctures.
We're tired of the usual terms for male anatomy — and it shows.
The founder of Lexicon Branding reveals the dos and don'ts of coming up with a good brand name.
Tablets from some of the world's oldest civilizations hold rich details about life thousands of years ago, but few people today can read them. New technology is helping to unlock them.
Gossip is often maligned. But it's an important part of social cooperation and information sharing — and is complimentary more often than you might think.
A group of people get blindfolded and have to guess the languages that are being spoken. Play along at home, we were terrible.
Bound by rules, yet constantly changing, language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge.
How to recognize a potential alien language, in two steps.
Some linguists argue that our experience of reality itself is shaped by language, which might explain how Japanese stoplights end up being a kind of in-between “bleen?”
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