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.
Shaylee has impressed us with her amazing ASL storytelling skills for two years in a row.... READ ON
What do you do when you run into your friend on their birthday? You wish them a happy birthday, of course! Or wait—you wish … him or her a happy birthday? When you run into your friend on … his or her birthday? That's how you’re supposed to say it if you want to avoid using they to refer to one person, but it’s a bit wordy and awkward.... READ ON
Sometimes the etymology of a word is right in front of us, and we don't even see it. ... READ ON
DiMarco is a native ASL user from a Deaf family who knows how to show you the correct sign for anything—and look damn good while doing it.... READ ON
Understand the grammar in your favorite carols.... READ ON
The parenting website BabyCenter took a deep look at the list of 340,000 names chosen by parents on their site and uncovered these hot new trends. ... READ ON
Germany. Deutschland, Allemagne, Niemcy, Saksa, Vokietija...... READ ON
The answer is very classy and luxurious.... READ ON
The first major sociological study of Thanksgiving appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research in 1991. Here's what the authors learned.... READ ON
The selection for Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is meant to reflect the current cultural landscape and what we've been talking about lately. The word of the year is the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji.... READ ON
The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.