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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From an amicus brief filed in April by the Language Creation Society, a nonprofit organization, in support of the producers of a crowd-funded Star Trek fan film. Last year, the…
From a list of slang terms used by British students to describe drunkenness or the effects of drugs, included by Tony Thorne in the fourth edition of the Dictionary of…
How to read the dictionary of an endangered language
From forty-nine citations that the Oxford English Dictionary attributes to the book Meanderings of Memory, by an author known only as Nightlark, believed to have been published in 1852. In…
Democracy, English, and the wars over usage
Merriam-Webster thinks our "biosolids" don't stink
Music's new lexicon