How To Talk Like A Pirate On Talk Like A Pirate Day
Avoid seeming like a landlubber by learning some authentic piratical lingo.
Spoonerisms, Mondegreens And Other Common Language Errors
Is that thing you just said an eggcorn or a mondegreen?
Dictionary Of Glishes: Spanglish, Japanglish, Denglish And More
The impact of the English language extends far and wide.
Jargon Watch: Election Lingo And The Language Of Voting
Next time you find yourself in a ‘battleground state,’ watch out for ‘pregnant chads.’
Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law
Should you ever find yourself in a courtroom, these words and phrases might be useful.
Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?
English-speaking accents vary throughout the world. So why are some accents considered such an important indicator of social class?
An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins
What is etymology, and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words’ delightfully convoluted backstories.
Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?
Some of these modern words have very little in common with their original forms.
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns
The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages
Plus, how to say common video conferencing terms in 10 languages.
11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins
Chances are, you’ve used at least one of these in casual conversation without knowing its problematic past.