‘Whataboutism’ might have been born in the Soviet Union, but it is a valuable tool to bludgeon another in an internet argument. It is also comparable to sticking your fingers in your ears and going nnnnaarrrrppp.
Somehow, it’s something we’re yet to master – the public apology. As a scholar of language, it’s easy to spot the holes many plunge into.
While generational labels are nothing new, the term “snowflake millennial” is one of the most acidic. It might roll off the tongue, but it is anything but informed.
Donald Trump’s acidic rhetoric might seem new, but a man who has been dead for 2,000 years has him figured out.
Laughter is often called the best medicine. But take our word for it: not every hilarious prescription is created equal.
According to a recent study, Dogs seem to understand the nonsense that we babble at them. However, with researchers not entirely sure, our dogs might be humouring us. They would do that.
In an effort to ruin Christmas forever, the insane minds of Scrabble have decided to allow the most basic of teenage slang – and I do mean basic.
We can easily point at Donald Trump for stoking the fires, but it is the media that is equally to blame for such obvious political division.
Speaking from experience, a TBS reader explains how the public vitriol against the church made it harder for him to speak out as a victim.
We might laugh it off, but the humble emoji might well be the key to climbing over language barriers. In fact, a movement exists that looks to enable awareness on this front.
We all do it, but substituting real words for emoji twists the perception that others have of us. Science says so. Knife emoji.
With the Strathfield City Council voting to ensure all shop signage is English-centric, the effects of a move in such a multicultural suburb is plain to see.
The act of love might remain unchanged through the centuries, but has our way that we approach it changed? You tell me, bae.
We move in a space where gender is fluid as the terminology we create to define it. However, I’m wondering if we should leave the marriage lexicon as it previously stood.
As far as I’m concerned, there is always a place for correct grammar. And yes, it does matter.
While sticks and stones may break bones, the insult remains the only way to ruin someone utterly. But, what separates the good from the bad?
While 2017 has given us many things, it also taketh stuff away. Consider the words below as an indication of how far we’ve come.
The world’s media massed to descend on PewDiePie recently after he used a despicable word in one of his videos, however, the problem is much larger than him.
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!