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The linguistic sex appeal of the unicorn

Unicorn implies a sense of wonderment often soaked in skepticism.

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Virtue signaling and other inane platitudes

Thoughts and prayers for those who engage in the self-glorifying behavior rampant on social media.

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‘Star Wars’: May the lexicon be with you

Since 1977, the franchise has brought a galaxy far, far away into our daily language.

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Why are young Vermon’ers dropping their t’s?

Dropping the consonant may be a relatively new phenomenon for the state’s accent.

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Reduplication isn’t just jibber-jabber

English speakers have silly-sounding fun with anything like “cutesy-wutesy.”

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Learning to love the leaf-peepers

Go back to the term’s roots, and you’ll find the ambivalence with which locals faced the annual onslaught of outsiders.

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Why Donald Trump trumps Donald Drumpf

The Trump family’s name change could be an asset for the Republican front-runner.

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Blame Harvard for this annoying Boston accent test

And don’t even try to actually “pahk the cah on Hahvahd Yahd.”

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‘Athleisure,’ the awkward word for a comfortable relationship

The love-it-or-hate-it word be an accurate term to describe a long, affectionate coexistence between athletic clothing and fashion.

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‘So don’t I,’ from Shakespeare to modern New England

We aren’t about to give up this handy non-negative negative any time soon.

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