The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun
While traditionally associated with southern American dialects, “y’all” isn’t confined to a singular geographic region.
Jargon Watch: How To Speak Gen Z
You will probably out yourself as an old person the minute you try to adopt any of these words, but you might still want to indulge your curiosity and learn what it all means.
Jargon Watch: The Secret World Of Medical Slang
Or, how to tell what doctors and nurses really think of you … and each other.
Jargon Watch: Weed Users And The Language Of The Cannabis Industry
Whether celebrating 4/20 or describing product quality, weed slang is an iconic part of the growing cannabis industry. Here’s a guide to pot jargon, from bongwater to roach.
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages
Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
#Babbel7 Day 5: Easy As 1, 2…
Learn how to count, describe things and utilize native expressions with advice from our language experts.
Jargon Watch: Journalism And The Language Of News
Working for a newspaper requires a lot of very specific skills, one of which is knowing all the journalism jargon that’s out there. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most-used terms!
Jargon Watch: Pilot Lingo And The Language Of The Sky
A brief guide to how pilots talk, from Alpha to Zulu.
Quiz: Can You Guess These Australian Slang Expressions?
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Australian slang words and phrases used Down Under!
How To Speak Australian
It’s not all ‘brekkie’ and ‘barbie.’ To speak like a true Australian, you have to learn to stop being such a wanker first.
What Do You Meme By That?
What is a meme, exactly? And what do memes tell us about the evolution of human communication?