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This Is Us

When Baby Arrives

On the twee language of pregnancy and motherhood

Closeup shot of an person holding a sonogram in front of their pregnant belly.

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The English Language Needs an Update

Redundant letters and…

Past Is Prologue

Why Italians Use Dozens of Words for Simple Instructions

Middle finger up in the middle of a field.

This Is Us

In My Fifties, I’m Finally Learning to Say ‘F*ck You’

How midlife loosened…

#@?! in block letters against a yellow background.

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We Can Abolish Language Policing

Words can inspire reflection and…

“What is a blaccent?” in a search bar.

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For Black Girls Whose Voices Are ‘Too White’ or ‘Too Black’

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10 Fascinating Words About Words

You’ve probably used examples of all of them

Closeup of glasses on a page scribbled with words.

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The Secret Life of Words

Etymology reveals why the word ‘literally’ is…