Australian suburb names are funny. Australians going overseas and forcing our idiosyncracies on others is not. Well. Maybe it is. Lol?
English remains a critical if difficult language to learn. This is especially true for adults, but thanks to our partners at Lexis English, it doesn’t have to be.
Slang moves quickly, and the romantic lexicon overtakes it. Ghosting is dead as the corpse it left, so what’s currently fresh in the dating realm? Well…
One feudal figure known as Dave, the Malaphor King, has charted the nonsensical idioms of Caesar Trump and his administration. All hail King Dave!
The full effect of Trump’s twisting of language and facts may be felt overseas, as his governance tactics may surrender the ground won by democracy over the past half century.
Is your lexicon a bit limp? Do your synonyms sag? Well just in time for Aunty June’s yearly visit, Vocab-extender #5 injects some festive fare to put her in her place. That braggard.
It’s that time of the month again. Gird your vocabularic loins, for it’s time for the pointed end of The Big Smoke’s Vocab-extender, where this week we get real flirty.
Lexicon lovers, phrase fanciers, word worshippers, lend me your melons. The Big Smoke’s Vocab-extender returns with some more luscious lingo for you to wrap your lips around.
The phrase “It is what it is” (IIWII) has been “getting my goat” for several years now, and I have no idea what it means.
Does your conversation need a booster? Your barbs need a sharpen? Well, the vocab-extender returns to replace the lead in your pencil.
Is your lexicon feeling a little…minute? Well fear not, for the TBS Vocab-Extender will extend your vocab, without judgement, or upturned nose.
Humpday. Tee hee. What happened while you were asleep? Don’t ask. The national dictionary went bogan, Salim Mehajer’s video rant is being investigated and the police in the US tragically killed a deaf man.
Feminism still a contentious political issue, with many not associating with the term. In our quest to be equal, have we sought to become the same?
While the idea is not new, under the current legislation, you can be fined for offensive language – we swear.
Speaking from experience, a TBS reader explains how the public vitriol against paedophiles made it harder for him to speak out as a victim.
There’s a piece of tech-wizardry in the pipeline that will instantaneously translate any language into yours. We think it should be banned…for our own good.
A retired journalist (and grandmother of our Editor), Gay Mackie is concerned about the slip of grammatical standards, so she’s vowed to do something about it.
Maciej Radny wants us to tear down the term “friendzone,” claiming that it only serves to provide refuge to the bitterly naive.
Celebrated Youtube linguist Big Man Tyrone explains the complexities and many uses of that famous four-letter word. Strong language warning.
What’s in a name? Far too much, says Isaac Ohlin, at least in the case of Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.
Following earthquake-like ructions in politics this week, Jordan King Lacroix “breaks the news” that political speechwriters are about to take a new tack.
While supportive of a more language-conscious society, Lachlan R Dale asks, are we wounding our own allies in the fight for social justice?