31 Dec 2013

Haaaa. That’s funny. Happy new year.

Haaaa. That’s funny. Happy new year.

19 Nov 2013

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet - Megan Garber - The Atlantic

I’m pretty stoked on this, because linguistics!


6 Nov 2013

Dude: Etymology of the word is traced to "doodle," as in Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Haha we should start calling dandies “macaronis” again! And dandies.  


11 Oct 2013

White House faces an insurrection over metaphors

Haaaaaaa. These folks. 


4 Oct 2013

Origins of idioms! That’s my kind of party. Things to look forward to: Ride shotgun! Skeleton in the closet! Close, but no cigar! And more. Enjoy.

15 Sep 2013

More Portmanteaux! 

1 Sep 2013

You know I love words that don’t translate into English very easily. Turns out I also love little illustrations of such words!
There are several more, and they are all worth a look. 

You know I love words that don’t translate into English very easily. Turns out I also love little illustrations of such words!

There are several more, and they are all worth a look

24 Jul 2013

6) Nauseous
What you may think it means: to feel sick
What it actually means: to cause nausea

When you eat too much ice cream and declare to your mom or the nearest adult, “I feel nauseous,” what you’re actually saying is that you are causing people around you to feel sick. Thanks, jerk. (For the record, “I’m nauseated” is the way to go.)

10 Words That You’ve Probably Been Misusing

People misuse nauseous all the time. I don’t because I’m awesome. Actually I don’t because I think it was in some movie? I can’t remember which but one character explains the proper usage to another. Thank god for movies or we’d never learn anything!

18 Jul 2013

This is the funniest linguistics thing I’ve seen in a while. Brazilian kids are learning English by correcting celebrities’ tweets. And they are so sweet about it!

This is the funniest linguistics thing I’ve seen in a while. Brazilian kids are learning English by correcting celebrities’ tweets. And they are so sweet about it!

27 Jun 2013

Is “cracker” a “racial” term? The correct answer: Shut up, cracker.

Will You White Crackers Please Stop Whining for the Love of God

Love it.