Language

Why Drugs Are a Metaphor for Some Foods, and Sex Is a Metaphor for Others
Exploring the language of Yelp reviews
September 21, 2014

The answers lie in Yelp reviews.

An Almost Complete List of Every Word We've Ever Used to Mean 'Drunk'
From 'cup-shot' to 'rat-arsed'
August 24, 2014

From "cup-shot" to "rat-arsed."

The History of "Sweetie" and 8 Other Old-Fashioned Terms of Endearment
August 20, 2014

Some of the weirdest, most fascinating terms of endearment from history. ("My dear little bag-pudding!")

How Using Emoji Makes Us Less Emotional
And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose
July 07, 2014

And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose.

Stop Saying “Moderate Muslims.” You're Only Empowering Islamophobes.
June 25, 2014

Diversity within religions is just as important to America as the diversity of religions.

People Speaking a Foreign Language Make Less Emotional Decisions
And they give much more weight to utilitarian concerns
June 16, 2014

Your moral barometer is greatly affected by the language you're speaking.

Why Do Adult Romantic Partners Call Each Other "Baby?"
The evolutionary logic—and other meanings—of a pet name
May 25, 2014

The evolutionary logic—and other meanings—of a pet name

Women Get Interrupted More—Even By Other Women
May 14, 2014

Average interruptions in a man-to-man conversation: one. Average interuptions in a man-to-woman conversation: 2.6.

Check Your Usage of "Check Your Privilege"
The phrase has become a weapon rather than a reminder
May 06, 2014

The phrase has become a weapon rather than a reminder.

We've Been Told that Different Languages Create Different Worldviews. They Don't.
April 27, 2014

It’s not language that makes people different, but the culture associated with the language.

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