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.
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In the 19th century, there was more than one way to say "oui." ... READ ON
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Here's what we know about the origin of language.... READ ON
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Wordnik is an online interactive dictionary with a mission to include every English word—and for $25, you can adopt a word.... READ ON
Some rules are simply passed down from generation to generation, just because.... READ ON
Once you see it laid out like this, it doesn’t take much to put *dwóh and *dwóh together.... READ ON
The famous Aaron Burr “Got Milk?” ad from 1993 was directed by Michael Bay.