James Harbeck is a professional word taster and sentence sommelier (an editor trained in linguistics). He is the author of the blog Sesquiotica and the book Songs of Love and Grammar.
This is how old languages add new words
'I know, right?': The anatomy of a wonderfully nonsensical phrase
How Donald Trump hypnotized America
How to identify Asian, African, and Middle Eastern alphabets at a glance
How to identify any language at a glance
10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean
Almost every language has a word for 'Christmas.' Few reference Christ.
Is an emoji a word? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
5 subtle sounds that English speakers have trouble catching