By copying his language, interesting thinkers run the risk of dumbing themselves and America down.
Plus: crackdown on emotional support animals, the difference between "platforms" and "publishers," and more...
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Study of sexual lingo in literature and historical documents shows shifting social concerns when it comes to sex.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
"Selfie" was also Oxford Dictionary's word of the year
Increase in usage in the last year
Renewed push to force name change
Not going to change terms because of political pressure
Want government to keep broadcasters from using racist terms
Rosetta Stone being used