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How an old word for child morphed into a versatile, and very modern, suffix.
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Some more of the many ways that neologisms form.
An actually very literal discussion of true words. Really!
English speakers have been getting it on with the F-word for centuries.
A New Year's meditation on a joyful word.
More than half of Americans are currently living with one or more serious, preventable, chronic diseases. These rates are expected to increase significantly over the next two decades.
A conversation with Lane Greene, author of Talk on the Wild Side, about the "vague and anarchic" nature of language.
Our speech is becoming more childlike, but not for the reasons you think.
How far back can we trace, with any accuracy, the spoken word?
How long have we been starting our sentences with "so"?