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Your favorite language or your native tongue

Do you have a favorite language? Is it your native language? If it isn't, what is it that attracted you to that favorite, alien tongue? If…

Started by AdrianaLatest Reply

Linguistics, spiritualism and atheism

I'm endlessly obsessed with languages. I've read everything there is to read about most languages and it's pushed me to study anthropology…

Started by Empetrum NigrumLatest Reply

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The New Words Thread: Things you ran across, remembered, or had to look up

As the title implies, this is a thread to add the new words you come across from time to time, or words that you had to look up, or words y…

Started by A Former Member

91 Jun 4, 2013
Reply by Marianne

Sex Symbols

From the Grammarphobia blog. Q: In a recent radio appearance, you said the idea that “he” can refer to any human being – man or woman – wa…

Started by A Former Member

9 May 30, 2013
Reply by Marianne

A Man of Many Words

Another interesting book to add to the list. -- Dallas A Man of Many Words For more than 150 years, writers of all stripes have relied on…

Started by A Former Member

0 May 7, 2013

Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Started by A Former Member

5 May 7, 2013
Reply by Doone

A Crapulous Brabble Regading a Cockalorum who is Lethophobic

27 Delightful Obsolete Words It's High Time We Revived Quit groaking me, you slubberdegullion.posted on March 25, 2013 at 7:43am EDT Lu…

Started by Doone

1 Mar 26, 2013
Reply by Doone

You favorite Engrish posts here, okay?

Started by A Former Member

48 Mar 12, 2013
Reply by A Former Member

When Spell-Check Can’t Help

Interesting piece from the NYT's After Deadline blog. English is not my first language but I practice it and I'm the perfect subject for ho…

Started by Michel

6 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by Davy

Yes, English is weird!

A wonderful piece from Mental Floss.English is really strange, trust me I'm a foreigner. ------------------------------------------------…

Started by Michel

22 Nov 20, 2012
Reply by Davy

Study shows ancient relations between language families

Study shows ancient relations between language families September 20, 2012 Sc…

Started by Doone

6 Sep 22, 2012
Reply by Empetrum Nigrum

Gore Vidal, iconoclastic author, dies at 86

I have been a big fan over the years of his essays, especially on politics and religion. Now I have to reread what I have. Gore Vidal was a…

Started by Neal

12 Aug 2, 2012
Reply by Neal


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