Eleanor Tremeer - Babbel Magazine
Articles by Eleanor
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.
The culture of Polari didn’t die when this secret language died. In fact, we can thank Polari for much of queer culture today.
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?)
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.