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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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P.G. Wodehouse’s language is as American as it is British

The prolific writer utilized State-side slang in several works and is cited in the OED as a source for a number of American words.

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That’s just Bizarro!

A villain so weird that the culture adopted him.

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Learning to love Alanis Morissette’s ‘irony’

History is on the side of the mistake, not the correction.

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How writers of endangered languages are embracing sci-fi

The genre has been intimately connected to the Welsh revitalization movement over the past 60 years.

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The effects of ‘parenting’ on child-rearing

The word has come to imply something that often has very little to do with one’s actual offspring.

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‘Car Talk’ lives on — in the dictionary

“Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” pop up in the deep files of citations.

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What created the ‘Easter bunny’

The influence of immigrants as well as rampant commercialization led to the holiday mascot as we know it today.

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Scientology’s enturbulating lingo

It’s an essential feature that colors the thinking of people in the group.

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Wikipedia’s copy editor army

How do you edit a giant crowd-sourced encyclopedia? With volunteers — and lots of fighting.

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