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Emoji are replacing flags as the most important regional symbol we've got

On a sunny Saturday in July, the second-ever Emojicon was held in a dimly lit venue on a quiet street in Brooklyn. One thing quickly became clear: Some of the most interesting geopolitical developments of the present day revolve around the tiny icons on our phones.<p>The unlikely heroes of the day, a …

Language

Eminem's Sign Language Interpreter Stole The Show With Her Impressive Skills

For many of us, learning sign language is no different to learning any other language. It can be tricky to begin with, though - and that's just …

Language

International Left-Handers Day: Left-Handers, a Minority That Even Emojis Ignore

Emoji, the lingua franca for the digital age, that has evolved to be more inclusive ignored this significant left-handed minority.<p>Many Windows …

Language

We All Speak American

A decadeslong labor, H.L. Mencken’s The American Language investigates the many discrepancies between the English written and spoken by Englishmen and their linguistic brethren across the Atlantic.<p>The royalties for the first edition (of four) of H.L. Mencken’s The American Language were greater …

Linguistics

We Compiled A List Of The Most Misspelled Words... How Many Can You Spell?

See how good of a speller you really are by taking this quiz and choosing the correctly spelled version of several misspelled words.

Etymology

Internet Domain Names Soon To Be Supported In Indian Languages

Getting an Internet domain name in English is in the past, now get ready to have it in your own regional language.<p><b>Kolkata:</b><p>Getting an Internet domain …

USA Today Prints Translation Of Teen Text And Speak

Just Now<p>Well thanks to the latest USA Today article, we can now speak the teen. Writer Jennifer Jolly published an extensive list of all the slang …

Language

Google Can’t Understand Me Unless I Speak Spanish in an American Accent

I’m hoping to get the latest Daddy Yankee song going on my Google home because nothing gets my house cleaner than a steady stream of reggaeton. The …

Language

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet – podcast

Written by Jacob Mikanowski, read by Lucy Scott and produced by Simon Barnard

Language Learning

Topless protesters join Free the Nipple movement for gender equality

Topless protesters have turned heads in the northern New South Wales town of Byron Bay as part of the global Free the Nipple movement.<p>The movement, …

Feminism

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Public Relations

European mapping and documentation of Indigenous languages

This is the earliest attempt to show the distribution of Aboriginal languages spoken across Australia. The map was drawn-up by Austrian linguist and …

Indigenous Peoples

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Barnaby Joyce stuns viewers with 'white' victims comment on ABC's The Weekly

"These are people who are basically at the corner of society – they're poor, in many instances they're white, their opportunities are not like yours …

Barnaby Joyce

Interesting New Video Series: “American English Regional Vocabulary Differences”

American English, the U.S. Department of State department that supports teaching and learning English, has just begun publishing a series of videos …

U.S. State Department

Taiwan is showing China what it means to be a modern, inclusive country

Taiwan was once considered an economic miracle. Now economic progress there has slowed to a halt as China, Taiwan’s imposing neighbor, grows bigger by the day.<p>But in terms of social progress, Taiwan is decades ahead—showing people in China that a modern, multicultural, and tolerant Chinese society …

China

Statement regarding the use of gender-neutral language

<b>6 August 2018</b><p>Reports regarding Defence requiring the use of gender-neutral language are wrong.<p>ADFA Cadets are not being told that they should not use …

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and the Tyranny of Language

Thirty years after graduating from his missionary-run high school near Nairobi, the Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o had gained enough distance to …

High School

Let's 'dialogue' abut the state of the language

I am so impacted by the state of our language that I urgently need to dialogue around it. And speak to it. Not about it. Even though it can't speak …

Language

A Very Brief History of the Manx Language

From monks to Vikings to tourists, Manx has (almost) survived against the odds.<p>The native language of the Isle of Man has undergone a rapid decline …

Language

Why so many people sleep in McDonald's in Hong Kong

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> In just five years there's been a sixfold increase in Hong Kong's so-called McRefugees -- residents who spend their nights sleeping in 24-hour McDonald's outlets across the city -- a survey has found.<p>The study, conducted by the non-profit Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tai …

Hong Kong

The chatter of birds, frogs, and bugs may illuminate the evolution of human language

If you listen closely to the sound of birds chirping, you’ll hear that they’re taking turns. The same goes for croaking frogs and dolphin whistles. Fireflies flirt in alternating flashes, called “courtship dialogues.” And monkey parents will refuse to respond to offspring if they’re …

Linguistics

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

Here’s a thoroughly modern riddle: what links the battery in your smartphone with a dead yak floating down a Tibetan river? The answer is lithium – …

Electric Vehicles

Your brain on coffee

Coffee has been part of human diet for over a thousand years.<p>It’s one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world.<p>Coffee can be pretty amazing …

Wellness

In Sorry to Bother You, “Sounding White” Means Success. But Linguistic Prejudice Isn’t Limited to Fiction.

Boots Riley’s new film, <i>Sorry to Bother You</i>, centers on a black man named Cassius “Cash” Green (Lakeith Stanfield) who’s struggling at his …

Linguistics

Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg Teach You English Slang

2 hours ago<p>English slang words are amazing.... Sit down for an education session from Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg.<p>I've learned that "It's The Dog's …

Simon Pegg

Black Language Shouldn’t Have to Be Muted for White Readers

I use African-American Vernacular English for a reason, and I expect you to keep up, KarenPhoto by Kat LoveI write about blackness. I write about …

Language

Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home show accent bias, with Chinese and Spanish hardest to understand | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When Meghan Cruz says, “Hey, Alexa,” her Amazon smart speaker bursts to life, offering the kind of helpful response she now expects from her …

Linguistics

Fighting offensive language on social media with unsupervised text style transfer

Online social media has become one of the most important ways to communicate and exchange ideas. Unfortunately, the discourse is often crippled by …

Social Media

Worst email ever? Sydney boss apologises for angry all-staff message that went viral

A Sydney boss has apologised for an angry all-staff email that repeatedly accused his employees of “getting on my tits”, playing “endless ping pong” and likened their taking frequent sick leave to a film about a man dying of Aids.<p>Marcus Wood, the director of Mars Recruiting, has owned up as the …

Tom Hanks