A Curious Reader asks: To be or naught to be?
"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.
The pun is in an interesting bind: it is both ubiquitous and reviled. We try to understand why.
Debates over English spelling reform have existed for centuries.
More on internet neologisms: pairing together a (negative) mood word with a verb to produce a semi-productive compound.