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Txtng and the future of English

Prof. Anne Curzan reassures us that the sky is not falling -- that textspeak is not bringing chaos and anarchy to the language -- and discu…

Started by Grinning CatLatest Reply

Culturomics

The New Science of the Birth and Death of Words Can physicists produce insights about language that have eluded linguists and English profe…

Started by Ruth Anthony-GardnerLatest Reply

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Decline in writing accuracy.

Is it just me? Lately many of the things I read contain glaring errors. It first hit me while reading Tim Tyler's Memetics. "If memetics ex…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

85 Aug 26
Reply by Joan Denoo

Gendering oneself correctly - help with multilingual "Feminist" button?

I picked up this multilingual "FEMINIST" button at Philly Pride. I'm a guy who uses he/him/etc., and would like to present myself that way…

Started by Grinning Cat

0 Aug 7

Eviscerating Language

Trump’s word-piles fill public space with static. This is like having the air we breathe replaced with carbon monoxide. It is deadly. This…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 May 17
Reply by tom sarbeck

25 Language Song

You might enjoy the language novelty, despite that's it's animation.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Apr 2, 2016

Not face = universal language

The ‘Not Face’ is a universal part of language, study suggests Researchers at The Ohio State University have identified a single, universal…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 28, 2016
Reply by Grinning Cat

Spellcheck: Is 'recognize' spelled with the letter 'z' or do you think 's' should be used instead?

Please comment 'z' or 's'

Started by Kelly

4 Feb 25, 2016
Reply by Kelly

Pronouns for Gender Fluidity

That’s What Zhe Said: As Genders Blur, Language is Rapidly Adapting Call me Ms. Anthony-Gardner or Mx Anthony-Gardner. I'm ready to give up…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by Kelly

Pronouns for Gender Fluidity

That’s What Zhe Said: As Genders Blur, Language is Rapidly Adapting Call me Ms. Anthony-Gardner or Mx Anthony-Gardner. I'm ready to give up…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jan 13, 2016

Enlightenment words.

40 years of words from the enlightenment. ‘The Britannica guide.’ Late 18th /early 19th century. Industry, industrialist, democracy, class,…

Started by Gerald Payne

2 Sep 17, 2015
Reply by Plinius

Wandering Words

The adverb "only"  may wander more than any other. Only I painted my auto. I only painted my auto. I painted only my auto. I painted my onl…

Started by tom sarbeck

5 Dec 7, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

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