Tagged With Linguistics

A 30-minute conversation may be one of the riskiest COVID-19 activities. Here's why quiet is a key virus-fighting strategy.


18 things that have totally different names depending on where in the US you're from


2018's 'Word of the Year' comes from one of the most tumultuous periods in Trump's presidency



57% of Americans pronounce 'merry,' 'marry,' and 'Mary' the same, and it highlights a fascinating quirk of the English language


Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It's a key part of the company's bigger plan to embed computers in our bodies


'Soda,' 'pop,' or 'coke': More than 400,000 Americans weighed in, and a map of their answers is exactly what you'd expect



Some Americans say 'firefly' while others say 'lightning bug,' and a series of maps highlights an interesting theory why


'Sorry to Bother You' is right — minorities are judged by the sound of their voice, and there's science to prove it


9 common words you probably didn't know came from movies


Olympics host Pyeongchang changed its name so people would stop confusing it with North Korea's capital


8 things Southerners say that the rest of the US just doesn't understand


6 things New Yorkers say that you won't hear anywhere else



9 things only Southerners say


One of Trump's favourite phrases was named the 2017 Word of the Year


27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US


Trump is using a decades-old strategy to sneakily insult Democrats at every turn



Everyone is blasting Trump for writing 'mike' instead of 'mic' -- but here's why Trump is right


The surprising effect 9/11 had on the English language


Democrats and Republicans speak different languages -- and it helps explain why we're so divided


Trump may have escalated the North Korean conflict by using one of his favourite rhetorical crutches