Dropping the Vowel
November 20, 2011
The phenomenon of Italian words losing the last vowel in New York and beyond.
Short Words, Short Data
November 27, 2011
Research from MIT suggests that word length is more associated with the amount of information it contains than its frequency.
May 29, 2012
A discussion on the use of language by liberals and conservatives, including an interesting anecdote about science fiction in the Soviet Union.
Technology or Gesture?
September 02, 2012
Douglas Rushkoff explores the implications of patenting human gestures in the Apple-Samsung battle.
The Evolution of Words
December 23, 2012
The evolution of dictionaries and language mirrors the growth of scientific method and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.