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Warring words

by on December 16, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, our etymology enthusiast, Natalie Chang (who runs the Gobbledygook column), burst into an editorial meeting talking about just how interesting the word ‘gung ho’ is. Indeed, nobody but an etymology enthusiast would be so gung…

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What does a linguist do?

by on November 14, 2014

Like all good magazines, we love hearing from our readers. We’re all about how linguistics helps us understand the world; we wanted to hear how the world understands linguistics. So we asked you a very simple question in our inaugural readers’…

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