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.
Every country needs a way to talk about just “some guy.” ... READ ON
A map of the world’s endonyms.... READ ON
English has a number of prefixes that come from the concept of “half.” Why do we have so many? And what’s the difference between them?... READ ON
Barry Manilow did not write his hit "I Write the Songs."