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7 Emotions That Can't Be Explained in English

<i>Image source: Pixabay.com. CC0 Public Domain license. By Erika Wittlieb.</i><p>Occasionally, emotions that we can't identify well up within us, causing us to experience confusion over how to react.<p>In an article in the January/February 2016 issue of <i>Psychology Today</i>, Mark R. Leary, Duke University professor …

It's not 'politically correct' to say Australia was invaded, it's history

So, the arbiters of political correctness gone mad have apparently decided we need a quick top-up lesson on Australian Indigenous history. Or something.<p>It’s not quite clear what, precisely, they think.<p>“University of NSW students told to refer to Australia as having been ‘invaded’”, screams today’s …

Australia

Outrage As University Teaches History Correctly.

The University Of New South Wales is under fire this morning after satirical newspaper <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> revealed the university had been accurately …

The Vulgar Tongue: A dictionary of filthy words

During midnight walks, Francis Grose collected phrases in London’s slums and dockyards. BBC Culture celebrates the man who revelled in the vulgar tongue.<p>He was a muse to Robert Burns; a soldier with a penchant for port; and an ‘antiquarian Falstaff’ who took midnight walks through London, …

Threats. Vitriol. Hate. Ugly truth about women in sports and social media

<i>Editor's Note: The following contains offensive, vulgar language used to address an important but sensitive subject matter. Reader discretion is</i> …

Defendant in 1310 English court case given nickname 'Roger Fuckebythenavele'

Defendant in 1310 English court case given nickname 'Roger Fuckebythenavele' in what historians say is first recorded use of the insult<p><b>Experts say</b> …

'Just remember your parents work for mine': Private school students troll public school rivals the night before their final English exam - labelling them 'povo' on Facebook

• <b>Private school students caught hurling abuse at public school students</b>• <b><br>Took place on a Facebook forum designed to share study information</b>• <b><br>One</b> …

Political correctness

As <i>Herald Sun</i> columnist Elise Elliott wrote on Wednesday, little kids are being denied the classic pleasures of riding bikes without helmets, sunburn …

Political correctness is really just herd psychology pushed by insecure people who desperately seek social conformity

(NaturalNews) Thanks to the hilarious emergence of an entire new vocabulary of P.C. victimization and whining -- based on brain-warping concepts like …

Calling an End to 'Political Correctness' Just Won't Work – Here's Why

<b>Panel 1</b><p><i>(A smug-looking white man in a superhero costume)</i><p><b>Text:</b> The Adventures of Politically Incorrect Man – A Hero to People “Oppressed” by Political …

What's left to use as an expletive when the cussing is over?

Of course we can all laugh about it now but there was a time when the D-word was the worst word that anybody could say. In the final scene of 1939's</i> …

Where does swearing get its power – and how should we use it? – Rebecca Roache

In 2012, <i>The Sun</i> newspaper reported that the British MP Andrew Mitchell, then a prominent member of the UK government, had called a group of police …

No Need to Worry, Teens are Not Ruining the English Language

Although some people are convinced that teens are ruining the English language due to abbreviated “textspeak” and the overuse of slang, new research …

Linguistics

Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

Words We Should Stop Using in 2016

Enough. Already.<p>This New Year’s lets resolve to rid the world of these wretched words…<p>England may have invented, well, the Queen’s English…but their …

Why there's more f---ing profanity these days

ABC TV's head of entertainment, Jon Casimir​, believes "shit" has gone the same way, and doesn't even qualify as a swear word anymore. And yes, there …

Jesus

Official Scrabble book adds lotsa ridic new words

It is the book Scrabble players turn to when disputes arise over whether particular words are allowed, whether enjoying a sociable – or not so sociable – evening with friends or taking part in the world championships.<p>Now a new version of Collins Official Scrabble Words has been published, adding …

Geocaching

English Timeline

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn't worry too much, she says, if their plans "go oar-y" after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing "awry" wrong all through her …

24+ Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary

When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you …

What Do Fleek, Bae And FOMO Mean? 90% Of Parents Baffled By Text Speak

Parents may be the ones to first introduce their babies to the English Language, but once those children become teenagers it seems the tables start …

Where Do Languages Go to Die?

The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction<p>If a Middle Eastern man from 2,500 years ago found himself on his home territory in 2015, he would be shocked by the modern innovations, and not just electricity, airplanes, and iPhones. Arabic as an official …

Language

Manspreading, fatberg, hangry officially in dictionary

It’s all NBD, but these are just some of the 1000 new words added to OxfordDictionairies.com in its latest quarterly update.<p>Created by the publishers …

PM accused of 'mansplaining' ... but what does it mean?

A marriage of the words "man" and "explain", mansplaining can also be described as explaining something in a condescending, overconfident or …

20 words that once meant something very different

Words change meaning all the time — and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that …

Etymology

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is…

That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: 😂, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ …

Ghastly Grammar

I suppose that it’s not surprising how often poor grammar accompanies poor thinking.<p>In reading a (successful) candidate for addition to my This Day …

Where the Maltese language comes from

IT MAY seem surprising that a dialect of Arabic is an official language of the European Union. But travel 90km south of Sicily and the odd-sounding …

Bigotry and the English Language

Language does not exist encased in glass and formaldehyde.<p>Wes Alwan reaches for the dictionary in his effort to defend Alec Baldwin against the charge of being a bigot:<p>The problem with these responses is that they redefine “bigot” away from its well-established common usage. In fact, the primary …

Why Scandanavians are so good at English

Copenhagen, Denmark Staff photographer/Reuters<p>In 2014, the Danish were named as the best speakers of English as a second language in the world. Sweden took the crown for two years in a row before that.<p>In fact, nearly anyone you meet from any Scandinavian country will have a near, if not perfect …

Language