Fidget spinners are a way to cope with our sedentary, deskbound lifestyles. They also have cognitive benefits.
Source: Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter | WIRED
In February I discussed a usage item that popped up in a crime novel by Michael Connelly (‘Harry Bosch, trainee prescriptivist’). In fact there were a couple of related items: the use of done for f…
Source: ‘I’m done my homework’, part II | Sentence first
If you are looking to land a career in the artificial intelligence field, studying linguistics is a great place to start.
Source: Why AI careers can start with a degree in linguistics | CIO
Getting interrupted is no fun. Whether it’s at work or with a friend or family member, being the interruptee can make you feel disrespected and…
Source: Strategies to Deal With Chronic Interrupters | Grammarly
An Arizona biologist believes that their sounds should be considered language — and that someday we’ll understand what they have to say.
Source: Can Prairie Dogs Talk? – NYTimes.com
Dr. Tania Lombrozo reflects on her own experience of being referred to as Mrs., Miss or Ms., rather than her actual title, in light of a new paper studying the topic — with striking results, she says.
Source: Think Your Credentials Are Ignored Because You’re A Woman? It Could Be : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
Speaking two or more different languages sometimes causes confusion and embarrassment. Here are a few stories form the strange bilingual twilight zone.
Source: The Bilingual Twilight Zone | Brainscape Blog
Some of us will speak with a posher voice if we think it will make the right impression, but is it worth it? Accents are more than just about how we speak, writes Chi Luu
Source: BBC – Capital – Does your accent make you sound smarter?