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.
Here are 15 etymologies to answer the questions of future English speakers. Because the future is already here. ... READ ON
A E I O U...and sometimes Y. Why only sometimes? ... READ ON
The German language is so perfectly suited for these syndromes, coming down with them in any other language just won’t do.... READ ON
Three Men and a Baby was directed by Leonard Nimoy.