Are written and spoken language really two different things?
How headlines have changed as media has evolved -- and how they haven't.
The linguistics behind "dishonorifics." In this kind of naming construction, clearly honorifics are added in an ironic, tongue-in-cheek way.
Place names are often intimately tied to nostalgia and history.
Strong language has a unique place in linguistics.
Charles Dickens' characters are famous for their elaborate, often hilarious names. Even for bit parts, Dickens' naming conventions were linguistically rich.
Many whimsically named regional foods focus instead on telling a story that often sounds neither delicious nor sophisticated. How do such odd names stick?