Eleanor Tremeer - Babbel Magazine
Articles by Eleanor
Rediscovering Polari: What Is Polari And Why Did It Die Out?
What is Polari, where did it come from, and why did it become a dead langauge? We investigate.
Why Are We Resistant To Gender-Neutral Language?
Gender-neutral language has been gaining popularity over the past few years, but why is it so hard to change the way we speak?
Reverse The Polarity! What Is Technobabble And Why Do We Use It?
If you watch Science Fiction, you’ve inevitably encountered technobabble. Here’s what it is and why we use it in storytelling.
Rediscovering Polari: How This Gay Dialect Is A Map Of Forgotten Subcultures
While Polari was a secret language for gay men, it was originally created out of a multitude of subculture dialects. Here’s an overview of Polari’s etymology, and how all these languages came together.
Rediscovering Polari: How This Secret Gay Language Helped Create LGBT Culture
The culture of Polari didn’t die when this secret language died. In fact, we can thank Polari for much of queer culture today.
Is It Cultural Appropriation To Use Drag Slang And AAVE?
Sure, you want to describe your new ‘bae’ as ‘woke’ and your last weekend as ‘lit,’ but where do these words come from? (And should you be using them at all?)
Are Emojis The New Hieroglyphs? A Brief History Of Emojis And Their Purpose
Nearly 90% of online users use emojis to supplement their speech — but what does this mean for the future of language? Let’s investigate what linguistic purpose emojis serve.