What's behind the Australian habit of nicknaming and abbreviating everything? Nicknames may just reveal how Australians see themselves and relate to each other.
Language is the cognitive faculty that separates humans from other animals, but interjections have often been equated with the primitive cries of animals.
One cold morning in 1953, Derek Bentley, a nineteen-year-old youth in the wrong place with the wrong words, was hanged for a murder he did not commit.
By the time the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, did colonial Americans still sound like their British counterparts?
What is actually happening when you can't think of the word you mean? It's called Tip of the Tongue syndrome and yes, it's been studied.
"False friends" appear or sound like words in their own language, but have different meanings in others. They give us insight into how language changes.