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.
The editors at Collins English Dictionary need your help.... READ ON
Philadelphia is a city of American history, and that history is reflected in its various neighborhoods.... READ ON
If linguistic history is your thing, here are some can’t-miss stops.... READ ON
David Ellis Dickerson used to create cards for Hallmark, but his tendency toward straight-up, tell-it-like-it-is sentiments for specific and unusual situations did not jibe well with the culture there.... READ ON
Make Mom proud this Mother's Day—incorporate her in your vocabulary.... READ ON
There’s an art to creating emoticons from simple characters. Here are 16 characters you can borrow from the writing systems of other languages to up your emoticon game.... READ ON
English spelling is a crazy mess, but it’s a mess that makes sense if you look at how it got that way.... READ ON
Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.