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love and war
Justin Bieber Apologizes to Fans With Many, Many Words
The singer says he is taking this time to be “sustainable.”
Why So Many Words Are Really ‘Obsolete Expressions’
Languages Around the World Use the Same Sounds for the Same Things
If you’re talking about sand, you’re likely going to use an “s.”
People With High ‘Emotional Granularity’ Are Better at Being Sad
And why “righteous indignation” is healthier than “anger.”
year in review
10 Expressions to Retire in 2016
Sorry, you’re going to have to find a new way to talk about your m*n-b*n.
Futile Language Group Wants to Ban ‘Bae,’ ‘Swag,’ and ‘Foodie’
The Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and Uselessness puts forward its 40th annual List of Words to be Banished.
the lexicon of modern love
The Long Linguistic Life of
It’s been complicated for more than a century.
department of lingustics
Should We Ban the Word
Would you prefer
‘Baby Bump’ Sounds Like Something Out of a Horror Movie
The case against this terrifying terminology.
the c word
Welcome to the Dictionary,
Oh cunty day!
Kelly Clarkson, You Probably Are a Feminist
Clarkson announces feminist is “too strong” of a descriptor for her.
Ratchet: The Rap Insult That Became a Compliment
Dissecting a word that’s risen from the working-class South to the Twitter feeds of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and plenty of gay men, too.
How Old Is Too Old for ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘Girlfriend’?
Plus, a bunch of alternatives.