June 19th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

One could argue that slang words like hangry,” “defriend” and “adorkable” fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don’t appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.

Published on Jun 17, 2014

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September 18th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

Your Score: Older Futhark

Language of the Norse, Older Futhark! Thirty symbols, all told. And no hardier, more warrior-like tongue has ever graced the longships of the Viki or left the Celts and Saxons in such quivering fear. There’s only one drawback, that being you died 800 years ago.

Link: The Which Ancient Language Are You Test written by imipak on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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September 7th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

One for Laura

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June 20th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

Fine. Actually get me excited about a video game and then put it off practically indefinitely. I’m considering Spore officially vaporware at this point. Oh, and when did “United States”, “UK”, and “Brasil” become languages?
Choose Your Lanugage

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