Language

Why Edward Snowden Wins on Twitter
June 12, 2013

The Newspeak dictionary is filling up.

David Brooks' Favorite New Theory of Language Is Wrong
May 23, 2013

Figuring out a culture's worldview from its word choices isn't as easy as it seems.

Carney Barker
Jay Carney's rough week was a blessing to one man: his boss
May 20, 2013

Jay Carney's rough week was a blessing to one man: his boss.

LGBT PC
Being against marriage equality doesn’t make you a monster
May 17, 2013

Being against marriage equality doesn’t make you a monster.

Signature Required? No!
Technology has made signing our names a farce
May 17, 2013

Technology has made signing our names a farce.

Freedom From, Freedom To
Yes, you can end a sentence in a preposition
May 17, 2013

Yes, you can end a sentence in a preposition.

Proof that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Had Assimilated? He Spoke Black
Black English, the most American part of our language
May 08, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's tweets, with their casual use of black English, demonstrate how assimilated he was. 

Don't 'Bro' Me, Bro!
It's time to retire the meaningless word
April 25, 2013

It's time to retire the meaningless descriptor.

The AP's Crime Against Logic
Its "illegal immigrant" change makes no sense
April 09, 2013

The wire service's "illegal immigrant" change makes no sense.

Washington's Favorite, Weaselly New Verb
Why is everyone "evolving" on gay marriage?
March 29, 2013

Why is everyone "evolving" on gay marriage?

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