Posted on 02/20/2019 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Every person, native or non-native, who has spoken or spelled in English has bemoaned what a strange language it is. We...

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Posted on 02/17/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Language geeks, head over to the Atlas of Endangered Alphabets, stat! The website was created by a nonprofit called (uns...

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Posted on 02/01/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy birthday — or launch day — to the Oxford English Dictionary! On this day in 1884, according to Literar...

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Posted on 12/17/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2018 has been announced as “justice.” Driving its popularity wa...

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Posted on 11/30/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Cambridge Dictionary asked the world to choose which new word best sums up 2018, and the people have spoken ... ......

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Posted on 11/28/2018 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest word of the year, as chosen by Dictionary.com, is “misinformation.” This gloomy choice keeps with...

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Posted on 11/15/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We can tell the end of the year is approaching, not because the days are short and the temperatures are low, but because...

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Posted on 11/07/2018 at 09:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Collins Dictionary has chosen “single-use” as its word of the year. (At least it has for the United Stat...

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Posted on 10/30/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is Talk Like Jane Austen Day, which marks the anniversary of the first novel she published, Sense and Sensibility....

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Posted on 11/03/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Wish you could recapture the zeitgeist of a particular year? It can be as simple as playing with Merriam-Webster’s...

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