Etiquette and Languages observes how people relate to each other through behaviors and speech. Find information on topics like tipping, sign language, good manners and slang.
What's the meaning behind how we spell theater and theatre? And does it really matter?
The world boasts about 7,000 languages. Close to half are threatened with extinction.
Despite what you might think, everyone has an accent. It just becomes noticeable when it's different from others in the same community. How do accents develop and why is it so hard to lose one?
Surely a level of Hell is reserved for inconsiderate parkers. But can the police actually write them a ticket? Well, it depends...
There's no 'U' in Charles or 'B' in William, so how did those get to be the nicknames?
Nope, it has nothing to do with the health department.
There are two main factors that influence the development of unique accents within a language: human nature and isolation.
A new study found conservatives more often interrupted liberals, and that the frequency of "manterrupting" has increased along with the number of women on the court.
There's a term for a vanishing letter like that in spoken American English's Wednesday. But first, some history about ancient gods.
Speaking a country's native language counts for a lot — even more than birthplace — when it comes to national identity, according to a new Pew survey.
Binge-watch, photobomb, Seussian and safe space: Got it! But santoku and bokeh? Pareidolia and snollygoster?
"Flower's For Sale!" "Happy Birthday from the Smith's!" Why do we commit these apostrophe abuses, and how can we stop them?
Researchers set out to determine whether times of economic hardship made parents feel the need to fit in or stand out.
Is it really possible to ban sarcasm? We're about to find out.
And his name Is Robert Newton.
Grammar nerds and internet pedants alike, rejoice! The "journalist's bible" is back with a brand new edition packed with language rules and clarifications.
The indigenous language Nheengatu uses something called "celestial pointing" in place of words, making it a language that's both auditory and visual.
A study found that introverts were more likely than extroverts to negatively judge those who made grammar mistakes and typos. No introverts were available to comment.
Are you Netflixing out tonight? Mentosing up for your hot date? Sure, the Internet wasn't invented to turn nouns into verbs, but it definitely helps spread the word.
The study also had surprising findings about the evolution of human language and grammar.
Anyone who has received a text or an email has seen the wild proliferation of the once rarely used exclamation point.
Sometimes, as it turns out, a sound is worth a thousand words. Huh? Huh?
A recent study shows that the more creative a person's use of profanity, the better their overall vocabulary.
Goodbye, Gary. Your name is going extinct. Which is a shame, because it's just the name to inspire trust.
We believe that saying curse words always evolves from taboo to eventually acceptable. But sometimes it goes the opposite way, too.