Are Apostrophes Necessary? No, Not Really.
Why Do People Hate Certain Words?
“Bridezilla” Is Not a Pun, and You Are Not Clever
How the Northern Cities Shift Is Revolutionizing the English Language
Why the Rules of Language Are Both Arbitrary and Essential
It’s Time To Retire the Phrase “Chink in the Armor”
British People Do Not Actually Call Umbrellas Bumbershoots
Britishisms: cataloging how they’re infecting American English.
Slang tenacity: What makes words stick?
Um, uh, ah: In praise of verbal stumbles.
Inca Paradox: Maybe the pre-Columbian civilization did have writing.
Em dashes—why writers should use them more sparingly.
Logical punctuation: Should we start placing commas outside quotation marks?
Wikipedia’s “Macaca” entry: Read it with care.
Disinterested or uninterested? How long we should cling to a word’s original meaning.
Why do Tea Partiers capitalize their nouns?
What happens when language scientists use their own children as test subjects?
The words David Foster Wallace circled in his dictionary.
It’s time for pundits to stop using the word “kabuki.’
Avatar fans are learning how to speak Na’vi.