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Say "Hwæt!".

Interested in foreign languages and language history? As requested, here's a (highly subjective) selection of podcasts and blogs to keep you busy.<br>• …

How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season

This time of year often involves leaving the cozy sanctuary of your linguistics department where everyone knows what a wug is and spending quality …

Masterlist of pop linguistics books and lingfic

Looking for pop linguistics books or linguistics-related fiction to read, find in a library, ask for as a gift, or give to a language nerd in your …

Linguistics Expert CONFIRMS: Donald Trump Talks Like A 4th Grade Boy

Jack Schafer of Politico has recently completed a fascinating linguistics analysis that proves the communicative immaturity of a very prominent …

Donald Trump

The many ‘sides’ of Thanksgiving… and the English language

We may talk a lot of turkey during the holiday, but US Thanksgiving is really all about the sides. Yes, we pile our plates with mashed potatoes and …

Fowl Play? The Twisted Linguistics of Turkey

As Americans prepare to sit down for a national day of feasting Thursday, what some of us may be wondering is, why is our Thanksgiving bird named after a Middle Eastern nation?<p>Blame it on the Portuguese.<p>But just to show that we’re almost all in the same muddled linguistic boat, their word for …

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Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? – John McWhorter

English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is …

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