Not merely a stellar writer, the Gatsby author also gets credit for his “impactive” additions to the English language
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called some of his Republican colleagues “squishes.” Here’s hoping he busts out “snollygosters” next.
TIME talks with linguist Sandra Silberstein about the words we use to describe the Boston Marathon bombing, and what that tells us about how we perceive the event and its aftermath.
It’s the end of the rainbow for Sydney’s gay and lesbian district on Oxford Street
New Associated Press Stylebook guidance marks the latest chapter in a long battle over the “I-word.”
The word “marriage,” as John P. Marquand might have said, is a damnably serious business—particularly when it comes to America’s cultural grapple over homosexuality.
Celebrity judges include “Weird Al” Yanovic, who proved his love for palindromes in his song “Bob.”
Boontling, a home-grown American dialect, may soon go the way of dinosaurs and beepers.
In this week’s edition of Wednesday Words, NewsFeed highlights intriguing and controversial terms that have been in the news.
Welcome to Wednesday Words, NewsFeed’s weekly column that delves into the way we wag our tongues and wield our pens.
In this week’s edition of Wednesday Words, NewsFeed explains catchy terms that have been in the news, ranging from the roads of New Jersey to the front lines.