How to Disappear Completely: Linguistic Anonymity on the Internet

Is anonymity on the Internet linguistically possible?

The Super Secret World of Ludlings – You Know, For Kids!

secret language games or ludlings, have been serious business for young people across the ages.

Fanf–kingtastic and Edumacational: The Case of English Infixation

From shiznit to wel-diddly-elcome, the evolution of infixation in English language.
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All the Young Dudes: Generic Gender Terms Among Young Women

The linguistics behind gender neutral terms among young women.

Rednecks: A Brief History

What is a "redneck" exactly? Kelli Marshall explores a brief history of the word.

More on Internet Neologisms: Rage Quitting is a Thing

More on internet neologisms: pairing together a (negative) mood word with a verb to produce a semi-productive compound.
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 Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis
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How “Ghostbusters” Changed the Way We Speak

A controversial and little-known aspect of Ghostbusters cultural influence can be found in a seemingly simple suffix, “-busters.”
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All the Feels: the Morphology of Reaction Gifs

From visual emojis depicting simple emotional states, it's a short step to emotion or reaction gifs, used to respond in playful ways to online discussions.

Word to your Mother (Tongue): Can Hip Hop Save Endangered Languages?

Hip hop is not only linguistically innovative, it helps preserve indigenous languages via oral tradition.