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"DoggoLingo" is a language trend that's been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. Words like doggo, pupper and blep most often accompany a picture or video of a dog and have spread on social media. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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A galley proof shows some of the work that went into adding "ginormous" to Merriam-Webster's 2007 collegiate dictionary. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg argues that the media's decision to bleep or otherwise block out a particular word can result in concealing information the public needs to know. dane_mark/Getty Images hide caption

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Not Fit To Print? When Politicians Talk Dirty, Media Scramble To Sanitize

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Our Language Has 'Interesting Little Wrinkles,' Linguist Says

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Earlier studies have found that children who grow up in houses with a TV on many hours a day learn fewer words than children in households with less TV time. Heleen Sitter/Getty Images hide caption

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New Words With Quieter Background Chatter

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Donald Trump delivered a speech on April 27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. using a teleprompter, a "pivot" in style, after saying he wouldn't use one. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics, Pundits And The Problem With The Word 'Pivot'

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Star Trek fans dress as Klingons during the Destination Star Trek event at ExCel on Oct. 3, 2014, in London. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Klingon A Living Language? That's For (Human) Courts To Decide

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The armed individuals occupying part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon include Ryan Bundy. On Thursday, he had a gun and a tape measure on his side. Bundy is the son of Cliven Bundy, whose 2014 armed standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management in in Nevada drew national attention. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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IBM's Watson analyzes a Twitter account of an unnamed user, breaking down needs, values and five personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism (aka emotional range). IBM hide caption

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I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach

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On Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar, two police officers read about the elections that saw opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party win a majority of seats in parliament. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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A sample of Georgian from the UCLA Phonetics Lab

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