Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing her part to fight off the cot-caught merger and keep "gym shoes" alive.
English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way.... READ ON
There may be as many ways to say it as there are pecans in a pie. What makes this word so hard to pin down?... READ ON
Everybody loves an Irish accent, but there isn’t just one Irish accent.... READ ON
Pi Day offers something for the math-lover and baked-goods lover. What about the word lover?... READ ON
You may hear an "Erin go bragh" or two, but even on the most Irish of holidays, we don't hear much of the Irish language—which is a shame!... READ ON