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Wednesday 18th September
“I did bugger all.” How did this phrase come to mean “nothing”?
Wednesday 4th September
Lots of languages. Itty-bitty living space. How come?
Tuesday 27th August
Why are some languages more systematic than others? It could come down to community size.
Tuesday 30th July
We’re opening up the Mailbag for another episode.
Tuesday 23rd July
The rules are changing. Here’s the manual.
Thursday 18th July
These word parts are coming into their own.
Tuesday 9th July
Times they named a thing the wrong thing.
Tuesday 25th June
If you’re at a park in New York City, you may see someone at a table […]
Tuesday 18th June
Poetry expresses the soul’s innermost. No wonder it’s kind of terrible.
Tuesday 11th June
How can we have linguistic discussions with grammar sticklers?
Tuesday 4th June
Some words were less restricted in bygone days of yore. Wait: yore? Bygone?
Tuesday 28th May
Juxtapose. Obfuscate. And of course, absquatulate.
Tuesday 21st May
What’s the past tense of yeet? And much more.
Tuesday 14th May
What happens to language when newcomers move in?