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The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun

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

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

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

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

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…

#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

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

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?

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

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 Do You Meme By That?

What is a meme, exactly? And what do memes tell us about the evolution of human communication?
The Best Of American Regional Slang

The Best Of American Regional Slang

The internet may be homogenizing the way we speak, but for now, we’ve still got ‘yinz’ and ‘jawn.’
The Surprising Vulgar Expressions Used On Every Continent

The Surprising Vulgar Expressions Used On Every Continent

One man’s ‘your mom’ barb is another man’s blasphemy. Here’s a look at how obscenity varies from culture to culture — and how it stays the same.