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Alternatives to Christian language?

I was led here from a forum where I said I thought discussing this in a group would be better and this seems to be the most appropriate gro…

Started by UUMom

16 Apr 7, 2012
Reply by Sarah Walton

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-Gardner

1 Apr 6, 2012
Reply by A Former Member

English speakers click?

In Why Do African and English Clicks Sound So Different? It’s All in Your Head, Julie Sedivy says ... Melissa Wright found, after combing t…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Feb 29, 2012

The advantage of ambiguity

The Advantage of Ambiguity in Language ...a group of MIT cognitive scientists ... claim that ambiguity actually makes language more efficie…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Feb 27, 2012
Reply by Carl Pastor

HOW DOES OUR LANGUAGE SHAPE THE WAY WE THINK?

I encountered this article as I searched for cultures that didn't use the concept of "left" and "right". This is the case for an aboriginal…

Started by Andrew Mylko

1 Dec 22, 2010
Reply by A Former Member

Is our every day language religiously based?

I think that atheists need their own language as there are words, like good and evil, belief and many others which come straight out of rel…

Started by Natacha Girardot

2 Sep 27, 2010
Reply by Natacha Girardot

Favorite Word

I had a thought this morning, and realized that I couldn't narrow down my list of favorite words to just one. There are so many wonderful w…

Started by Keziah Roy

17 Sep 6, 2010
Reply by Michelle

Atheist Nexus Quotable Quotes

Almost every day, someone somewhere on the site will post a collection of words that I think is just brilliant.  Other people's mileage may…

Started by Little Name Atheist

8 Aug 1, 2010
Reply by Little Name Atheist

The Beauty of the English Language?

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,Y…

Started by Loren Miller

9 Jun 27, 2010
Reply by Loren Miller

Hate Me Now!!

My spelling and grammer sucks, so do I belong here? At 41 I think I'm stuck writting like this, so can a old dog learn any new tricks? Peac…

Started by Self Know

17 Jun 15, 2010
Reply by Hartmut Friedrichs

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