Censorship, via Wikimedia Commons

You are problematic

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A new language guide from the University of New Hampshire marks the latest skirmish in the PC Wars.
Paper tape relay operation at US FAA's Honolulu flight service station in 1964 (via the FAA).

How learning computer code made him a better writer

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Learning to code made me a better writer, a more systematic thinker, and a more competent employee.

Water fountain or bubbler? Lightning bug or firefly? Pop or soda? Take the linguistics test

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A cool series of dialect maps of the US, and even small towns, tracking how we say the same thing differently.

Is “twink” the new n-word?

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And can you really be oppressed if you’ve never been oppressed?

Weekend thoughts on using effective language

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Metaphors matter. Losing your home is not like losing your keys. People don’t “lose” homes.
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