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The bizarre syntax of 'sexiest man alive'

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A loss of grammar for dramatic effect.

A linguist's guide to HULK SMASH

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The best-laid plans...

17 old proverbs we should use more often

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Every country has 'em.

11 versions of 'Average Joe' from other countries

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A different way of talking, he has.

Why so strangely Yoda speaks

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Pogonotrophy at work.

8 delightfully strange beard and mustache words

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Campaign lit

A linguistic dissection of the 2016 contenders' book title choices

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20 Italian hand gestures, demonstrated by male models

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Behold: A half moon, which is also a semicircle.

Explained: English's 3 different prefixes for 'half'

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Feast your eyes on this beautiful linguistic family tree

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Language is served.

How languages are like food

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Welcome to Jersey!

The mysterious origins of the Jersey Devil

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Zuckerberg's grasp of Mandarin wasn't perfect, but his audience appreciated the effort.

How well does Mark Zuckerberg speak Chinese?

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It's okay, you can say it.

In defense of 'anyways'

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Doing okay, bud?

The secret emotional lives of 5 punctuation marks

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And yes, it is awesome.

How an awesomesauce new suffix came to be

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Alright, alright, alright.

It's all right to spell it 'alright'

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Those double dots over the "o" and the "u"? There's a story there.

11 facts yü should know about the umlaut

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Belgian designer Adolphe Sax created the — you guessed it — saxophone.

15 words you didn't realize were named after people

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It's not an acronym.

Don't buy into nonsensical etymologies of the F-word

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Too cool for school.

18 apple varieties with badass names

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Hmmmm...

10 words with difficult-to-remember meanings

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