Posted on 03/03/2020 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oxford University Press has received an open letter, signed by a number of academics and equality advocates, asking for revisions...

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on 02/06/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dennis Baron has bad news for some of you out there: singular “they” is here to stay. Baron, author of...

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Posted on 01/29/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Brexit has inspired many a debate in the years since it was proposed. This one, while less significant in the...

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Posted on 12/10/2019 at 07:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is the shortest one so far this season: they. But its brevity belies its complexity....

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 12/09/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At first blush, Dictionary.com’s 2019 word of the year seems to be following the doom-and-gloom theme set by other dictionaries’...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 11/20/2019 at 04:02 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The next word of the year from a dictionary is along the same theme as the previous one. Oxford Dictionaries...

Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 11/07/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Collins Dictionary has chosen “climate strike” as its word of the year for 2019. You can probably either guess what...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 09/21/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster added over 530 words to its dictionary this past week. As usual, some were familiar to us — vacay,...

Tagged As: Diversity, Language, Politics

Posted on 08/30/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The new documentary The Miracle of the Little Prince is being screened tonight at the Film Forum in New York...

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Posted on 08/30/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Talk about a serious stack of books: Researchers recently analyzed 3.5 million works of fiction and nonfiction to see how...

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