There are no rules for naming towns. Some are christened, reasonably enough, after their founders or a defining geographical feature. Others have monikers based on other languages or they may pay...
During the coronavirus shutdown many people stuck at home have taken to reading and studying new subjects to pass the time. This has given them an opportunity to improve their vocabularies and their...
If you are one of the 90% of Americans who are staying inside in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be running out of ideas about how to stay occupied. There is, after...
For most of the history of mass media, the people who influenced the culture were limited to those in entertainment, politics, education, and occasionally sports. They did so through media such as...
The English language is constantly evolving. As communities absorb different cultures and new ideas emerge, people develop more accurate ways to express themselves. This has been the case for...
Words sometimes have two meanings, as Led Zeppelin sang in “Stairway to Heaven.” And indeed they often do. Especially, words can acquire new meanings and lose old ones. For example,...
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How many words are there in the English language? Trying to answer this question may take longer than actually getting a dictionary and counting them one by one. It depends on how you define...
Until its restrictive immigration laws were eased in the mid-20th century, Australia’s culture, apart from that of the indigenous Aboriginal peoples, was predominantly British and Irish, and...
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We all make mistakes in our daily speech and writing. Sometimes mistakes are even made for us — as with autocorrect-mangled emails and text. Even people who reach the top of their fields use...
We all make mistakes in our daily speech and writing. Sometimes mistakes are even made for us — as with autocorrect-mangled emails and text. Even people who reach the top of their fields use...
We all make spelling mistakes from time to time — in fact, “misspelled” is itself often misspelled as “mispelled.” It’s easy to get many words wrong, particularly homophones....