English names for foreign places have long differed, in many situations, from the local names. (And that's likely true of most languages.)
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A new report commits a bunch of familiar sins.
A way of warning someone they might feel offended is itself offensive?
A new article's authors thanked Twitter for calling out their problematic microaggressions.
Feel free to sing this!
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The Columbia University linguist discusses the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.
Columbia linguist John McWhorter on the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.
Don't mistake this election for a Trump-inspired victory - Quebec's toxic anti-immigration politics are home grown.
Bernie Sanders, Defender of Bread Lines as Sign of Prosperity, Attacks Amazon's Corporate Lingo as 'Orwellian'
The senator has made a few past statements that one might also consider Orwellian.
And he wants to censor online porn, too.
Why should local governments demand a default language when we have the tools to sort it all out?
Friday A/V Club: Lessons in slang
Backwards-looking attitudes about race, religion, and sex have been a hallmark of the Republican coalition for decades, and are hardly grounds for Hitler Youth comparisons.
East meets South in Orange County, California.
Will a requirement, by law, to refer to an individual as 'they,' hold up?
It doesn't want to deal with the Klingon language copyrightability issue.
Paramount's arguments lack reason, or "meq Hutlh."
Study of sexual lingo in literature and historical documents shows shifting social concerns when it comes to sex.
"This is an example of how the English language adapts to people's needs," says OED editor Jonathan Dent.
Official language remains hostage to U.S.-Turkey relations
Recently signed a bill into law that legalized and regulated marijuana
Sobriety isn't an abstinence fixation; it's about having purpose