Posted on 01/18/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Start your day off with ... some gloomy news about British kids. Oxford University Press researchers surveyed more than 8,000...

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Posted on 01/16/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We trust that many of you have been lucky enough to encounter words in other languages that don't have a...

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Posted on 01/10/2022 at 10:27 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We thought we were done sharing word-of-the-year lists — but we were wrong. In our defense, though, the American Dialect...

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Posted on 11/30/2021 at 08:20 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2021 has been full of surprises, some of them good, others … not so much. So here’s something completely unsurprising...

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Posted on 11/24/2021 at 08:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might not understand what it means, still, but it’s the word of the year: “NFT.” Collins Dictionary announced that...

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Posted on 11/10/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You won’t become fluent in Old English from a new book about the language. But that’s not the author’s aim....

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Posted on 11/01/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways large and small, and among the latter type was the lack of...

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Posted on 10/29/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s a real Halloween treat for word nerds: the addition of 455 words to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. As usual, the...

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Posted on 10/11/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Coverage of the new Grapes of Wrath edition — which replicates John Steinbeck’s manuscript exactly — brought new attention to...

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Posted on 09/19/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Credit for the first use of an emoticon (remember those pre-emoji days?) typically goes to Dr. Scott Fahlman, a professor...

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