Learning words in other languages that have no translation in our own reassures us that our feelings are global, writes Beatriz Vasconcellos.
The shame I felt as a child was replaced by a love birthed in the empathy of my own loss, writes Marianne Leone.
A comment this crude and racist has to disqualify him from public life. Just kidding, writes Anita Diamant.
Examining the increasingly blurry boundaries between consumerism and self-expression.
What’s behind this growing trend toward telegraphic text?
An iconic foodie goes entrepreneurial and curates an amazing list of artisanal words she'd brand for banning in the New Year.
From the annals of corporate jargon, Julie Wittes Schlack dissects the 'Ask' and the 'Solve.'
McLuhan's most famous book remains a fascinating repository half a century later, full of pretentious mumbo-jumbo, sure, but also insights powerful enough to startle even the most jaded reader.
Understanding the name of the terrorist group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria offers clues about what needs to be done.
Move over "gerrymander." Step aside "scofflaw." Our resident wordsmith investigates the claim that "canoodling" originated on the banks of the Charles River.
In her long career as an editor and language columnist, Jan Freeman says one question remains as baffling as ever: Why do people love their language peeves so dearly?