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Coming and going in languages around the world.
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How our idea of formality can affect the way we say certain words.
Add to German a large helping of Hebrew and a dollop of Slavic. Stir. Let marinate. Enjoy!
What does a rooster have to do with male genitalia anyway?
Terms such as "like" and "sort of" are ways for English speakers to sound more polite.
What is it with people and animals and irregular plurals?
Long-dead elements of the language still haunt our everyday speech.
Come table-hopping as we discuss the linguistic quirks of some mealtime terms.
Never mind those 26 letters—the English language has 44 unique sounds.
English has shed many of its nuances over the centuries. Take pronouns, for example.