Category Archives: Language

What is “doxxing?”

New words appear all the time. It’s difficult to keep up unless keeping up is your full-time job (and it’s definitely not my full-time job). Sometimes a word or phrase has been around for awhile, it just hasn’t received much … Continue reading

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The Past Exonerative

The future is always uncertain, but we’re living through an unusually tumultuous time. My last few posts have touched on this: applying a narrative where one doesn’t belong and appropriate capitalization of race terms. In this post, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Common ESL Writing Errors

Lately I’ve been thinking and reading a fair amount about common ESL (English as a Second Language) errors and how they compare to the things that native (“English as a First Language”) speakers also frequently get wrong. Today I’m posting … Continue reading

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impnoncoop?

What’s an impnoncoop? I love stumbling upon new words, even ones that have been accidentally coined. This one is beautiful. In the weeds of a recent poll conducted by The Economist and YouGov, this word—impnoncoop—appears. You’ll find the first instance … Continue reading

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When Words Are Too Much Of A Good Thing

Words. We can’t live with them, but we can’t live without them. By which I mean that words are absolutely necessary for human interaction on all levels, even unspoken ones—human perception and behavior are so thoroughly intertwined with language that … Continue reading

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