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Feb 22, 10:56
More than 84 percent of people in the Netherlands think it is very important to speak Dutch to be Dutch.
Feb 21, 15:52
You often hear kids say, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." The entries on this list suggest otherwise. This list is full of forbidden words and phrases from throughout history that can allegedly cause harm if they're spoken out loud (or, in so...
Feb 18, 16:08
Writer’s block is no fun for any author. But one writer has such a severe mental blockage that he’s decided to step down from his job after three decades in the business. For 30 years, Donald…
Feb 17, 14:35
While a record 64.7 million people ages five and older in the U.S. spoke a language other than English at home in 2015, a growing share of them are also fully proficient in English. According to analysis of census data by the Migration Policy Institute, “an independent, non-partisan, non-profit thin...
Feb 16, 14:03
The dust has barely settled on last year’s world chess championship match in New York: Norway’s Magnus Carlson defended his title again the tough challenger Sergei Karjakin, in a close match. The event got me thinking about the language of chess strategy and tactics and the curious history and multi...
Feb 15, 12:57
Pakistan’s 200 million people speak 72 provincial and regional tongues.
Feb 14, 12:52
The "Transitive Phrasal Verbs" lecture I delivered in my English 402--Grammar course at the State University of New York College at Cortland.
Feb 13, 11:52
For a first-time Internet user, learning the Web means mastering a handful of core skills: browsers, search engines, content creation.
Feb 12, 15:42
The Patent and Trademark Office aims to preserve the serenity of those Americans who are most easily upset.
Feb 11, 16:16
The last speakers of a language without words reside on La Gomera, one of the smallest islands in Spain’s Canary Islands. "El Silbo," a whistled communication used in rural and isolated areas, is dying out as islanders embrace digital communication and move to cities and the mai...
Feb 10, 13:59
In a letter to the New York Times on June 2, 1992, an English professor named Paul Lewis lopped off the top of Victor Frankenstein’s surname and sewed ...
Feb 09, 14:22
Did you just buy a new Windows 10 computer with the operating system available only in English? Do you want to use it in another language like Spanish, Chinese, German or Hindi? For Windows 10, Microsoft offers a total of 106 language packs that are available for download and use by anyone with a va...
Feb 08, 10:27
Unnecessary quotation marks EVERYWHERE.
Feb 07, 11:44
Learning to identify and cultivate these feelings could give you a richer and more successful life
Feb 06, 15:54
Spoiler alert: there used to be.
Feb 05, 18:40
Armfield Academic Press produces high-quality educational materials for the homeschooled and self-taught communities.
Feb 04, 11:21
As a courtesy to international visitors, and in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japanese banks are retooling their ATMs to make transactions in as many as 16 different languages. In addition to the Japanese and English you might expect, some bank ATMS will handle traditional Chine...
Feb 03, 11:56
SHERIFF James Nolan, dispenser of justice to the guid folk of
Feb 02, 14:16
Three readings in reconstructed medieval pronunciation to give you a feel for the language's sound. Dr. Jackson Crawford is a historical linguist and an expe...
Feb 01, 13:27
Normcore - Trying to look as normal or as boring as possible.
Jan 31, 12:20
We speak to Paul Frommer, who created the Na’vi language for ‘Avatar’, about making fictional tongues feel authentic.