How Using Emoji Makes Us Less Emotional
July 07, 2014
And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose.
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.
On their own, “affirmative” and “action” are two of the more benign words in the English language; taken together, they’re incendiary.
Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities
April 23, 2014
Flipping from one language to another can reveal a whole new you.
How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling
April 17, 2014
People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.
The Science of Explaining Heads or Tails
January 27, 2014
New research explains why 4 out of 5 people call heads
Linguistst have shown that when you hear the word "champagne," you think of "pain"
This American Dictionary Is Full of Words You've Never Heard Before
December 18, 2013
There are way more words for soft drinks than just "pop" and "soda."
Freedom From, Freedom To
May 17, 2013
Yes, you can end a sentence in a preposition.
The Royal They
April 30, 2013
Why we should fight against the tyranny of pronouns.