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Our Lost Conscience: Arthur Miller and His Movies at 100 Years

Saturday, October 17, marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Arthur Miller, widely and justifiably considered one of America's greatest …

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10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language

You've probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people who have no respect for proper …

The rapid rise of human language

At some point, probably 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, humans began talking to one another in a uniquely complex form. It is easy to imagine this …

Linguistics

The Story of the Double Negative

In this week’s episode of Everyday Grammar, we’re going to talk about two common types of double negatives. A double negative is when you use two …

The greatest mistranslations ever

After Google Translate’s latest update, BBC Culture finds history’s biggest language mistakes – including a US president stating ‘I desire the Poles carnally’.<p>Google Translate’s latest update – turning the app into a real-time interpreter – has been heralded as bringing us closer to ‘a world where …

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The Paris Time Capsule Apartment<p>The Paris Time Capsule Apartment A Parisian apartment left untouched for over 70 years. In the apartment, a painting …

What's Your Favorite Romantic Line From Literature?

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” —Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice.

Burn After Reading: Cheryl Strayed and the Cast of Wild

"That day we were at the hospital," Reese Witherspoon whispers of a crucial scene in her latest film, "Wild," "I had been talking to my mom about …

What was the first language spoken on Earth?

It’s a well-accepted theory that languages evolve. And they acquired their present form after evolving from a very basic structure, just like animals …

What are some English words that have funny meanings?

10 Verbs with Two Past-Tense Forms That Creeped (or Crept) into English

<b>Vocabulary.com, posted by Arika Okrent</b><p>Sometimes you know a word has two forms, but you 're not sure which one is appropriate to use in the situation …

Language

15 Words You Had No Idea Were Acronyms

Acronyms: It feels like they’ve always been with us. Perhaps that’s why we’re constantly inventing retroactive etymologies for older terms like “fuck” and “posh.” (No, “fuck” does not stand for “fornication under consent of king,” nor does “posh” derive from “port out, starboard home.” Sorry!)<p>It’s …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

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