Is the unique Appalachian dialect the preserved language of Elizabethan England? Left over from Scots-Irish immigrants? Or something else altogether?
What's behind the Australian habit of nicknaming and abbreviating everything? Nicknames may just reveal how Australians see themselves and relate to each other.
"Twelfth Night" was more than a Shakespeare play; for a very long time it was an extremely popular European winter feast.
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.