English Words

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Who’s more ‘inside baseball’ than baseball players? Probably politicians.
What Is The Schwa Vowel?

What Is The Schwa Vowel?

Schwat’s the deal with the schwa vowel?
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Squall, bombogenesis, vortex, oh my.
Multilinguish: Words Of The Year 2019

Multilinguish: Words Of The Year 2019

Can you summarize a whole year with a single word? Probably not.
Decade In Review: Language Trends That Shaped The 2010s

Decade In Review: Language Trends That Shaped The 2010s

We explored the memes, movements and emoji that defined a decade.
These Are America’s Most Mispronounced Words Of 2019

These Are America’s Most Mispronounced Words Of 2019

A rapper, a presidential candidate and a famous cathedral all made this year’s list of America’s most mispronounced words.
Here Are 20 New Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without Climate Change

Here Are 20 New Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without Climate Change

It’s not just the environment that’s changing. Languages around the world are also adapting to describe new realities.
Jargon Watch: Modern Dating Slang And The Language Of Love

Jargon Watch: Modern Dating Slang And The Language Of Love

Are young people and/or media publications just making up new dating terms for sport these days? Maybe, but here’s what they mean anyway.
14 Words That Used To Mean Something Else

14 Words That Used To Mean Something Else

The cool thing about etymology is that it actually doesn’t guarantee anything!
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Astrology

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Astrology

Conjunction schmunction, what’s your planetary function?
Why Does The English Alphabet Lack Accent Marks?

Why Does The English Alphabet Lack Accent Marks?

It’s not like we couldn’t benefit from them, considering how counterintuitive English spelling can be.
10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From

10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From

Turns out, people used to call a lot of different things “apples.”