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A new edition of The First English Dictionary of Slang is a saucy survey of the rogue jargon of the late seventeenth century.
Is there a human language without birdsong in it?
Has any book had a greater influence on the English language than the Bible?
How much does language tell us what to see, and hence what to think?
How and why do we use things like codes, jokes and slang to mask our meanings?
Revisiting an enduring guide to battered ornaments, elegant variations and Gr8 Db8s.
In the history of reading, does progress hinge on the weird, obsolete or eccentric among us?
The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is a reserve set aside for thinking about the categorical inferiority of destruction to creation.
Is bilingualism a sign of vitality, or the gradual takeover of one language by another?
- Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?
- Revealed: A New Ethics Scandal Involving the GOP’s South Dakota Senate Candidate
- This City Came Up With a Simple Solution to Homelessness: Housing
- They Need Him, So Why Was Michael Sam Cut From the Dallas Cowboys?
- How Mitch McConnell Is Bending Every Last Campaign Finance Rule
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