"Language" Blogs & Blog Posts

Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

Observations on British and American English by an American linguist living...

 
The Brazuca BlogThe Brazuca Blog

A blog about Brazil, the Lusophone world and Portuguese language.

 
softslangsoftslang

Intuitive software for the intelligent mind

 
AurelismAurelism

Blog of a French young lady living in NYC and giving her point of view abou...

 
The Truth About LiesThe Truth About Lies

Scottish author Jim Murdoch discusses writing, his own and other authors, a...

 


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A slang survey by online language tutor platform Preply reports 50% of American use slang words without knowing their meaning, such as ghosted, salty, on point, extra, catfish, and thirst, which were ranked as some of the most popular slang words in...

The new additions, including whataboutism and FTW, are related to internet slang, the coronavirus pandemic, politics, and pop culture.

Whether you write for a living, functionally as part of your job, or as little as humanly possible because thinking about high school English still sends you into a cold sweat, we can all use a periodic reminder of some writing best practices—and t...

You can be excused for confusing “every day” with “everyday” or “anyone” with “any one.” They sound the same, after all. But these homonyms can’t be used interchangeably in writing without raising the ire of English teachers and oth...

It looks like a duck and talks like a duck talking like a human. A duck named Ripper who lives in Australia's Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve learned to say "You bloody fool," providing further evidence to scientists that ducks can imitate human speech. &...

"Guy" wasn't a word until the early 1600s when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the English Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot. The name became an insult, and addressing a group as "you guys" would have been met with hostility. — Read the rest...