What does it Mean For a Man To Suffer or Fake Sickness

Deliberately constructing the emphasis on an individual’s suffering.

I’m Teaching My Kids to Swear

DiaryDad is teaching his kids to swear like the “best” of ’em. I have given up on watching my language around my kids.  I don’t let them swear though and I have no problem with the double standard either.  I have friends on both sides of the fence on this issue. Some are very careful […]

Word Origins Put You in the Catbird Seat

We use phrases everyday that most people don’t really understand. Take a few minutes to learn the interesting history behind these common terms.

Rehearse Your Future: Change Your Language, Change Your Life

Hector Ray shares a powerful principle about the words you speak.

The Silence That Damages Us All

In most cases, the language that reminds us of our masculinity is gendered – and denegrating to women. It tells us that women are weak, and we have to be better than that. Every time this happens, we learn more and more that exhibiting ‘feminine’ qualities is something to be avoided. At all costs.

Norwegians Using ‘Texas’ to Mean ‘Crazy’ Actually isn’t so Crazy

Europeans have long been fascinated with the American West, and a new linguistic phenomenon in Norway shows us why.

He was a Gay Man

When you deprive language of its freedom to be somewhat slippery, squishy, and imprecise, you deprive it, as well, of its talismanic power to illuminate the world around us.

Hey Dad, What’s the Best Age for Teaching your Kids Another Language?

Easier than it looks? The Florence Myles on picking up a new language.

Who was That Strange Man who Swore too Much?

You can’t limit the vitality of a book’s form without limiting the vitality of a book’s content.

How the Word ‘Victim’ Can Make Rape Feel Like It’s Your Fault

Rape ‘survivor’ Dani Bostick claims the label victim, but she doesn’t let it shame or define her.

To My Daughters: You Are More Powerful Than You Ever Imagined

Patrick Sallee wants his daughters use the power of their words wisely.

Te Amo: The Practically Impossible Timing of Love

How do you ever know if the timing is right? Maybe you never do.

Hitler And Hyperbole

Believe what you want to believe and make your arguments. But let the merits of your ideas carry you to victory rather than the toxicity of your exaggerated venom.

We Are the Buzzword Generation

Tim Mousseau explains on why we’ve come to rely so heavily on buzzwords to encapsulate everything.

Classified: Writer Seeks Neuter Pronoun

Are you tired of the English language only containing masculine and feminine pronouns? Well, some people are… and Matthew Rozsa is one of them.