Supporters may call him a “whistle-blower” but that term wasn’t always so congratulatory
“It’s time to give the the recognition it deserves,” argues one Australian restaurateur
Slang from the 18th century isn’t as “frowzy” as you might suspect
Today’s Supreme Court ruling nixed a federal definition. But there are plenty left
Four times per year, the Oxford English Dictionary fleshes out human history just a little bit more.
There were also critics after President Wilson oversaw a spelling bee 100 years ago today. Some people are just too sensitive for words.
There were 11. And then there was one. O-N-E.
There’s a secret word committee, or as they probably call it — a clandestine lexicon coterie.
If only Gwen Stefani were forced to compete against this year’s 281 contestants …
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.