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July 14, 2015 Whether or not they involve genuine abstraction, words offer a way to reason and communicate — a respite from the tyranny of the specific, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.
Collins has published a new edition of its official Scrabble words, including lotsa, tuneage, and ridic.
May 21, 2015 Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you've got the right tiles.
December 3, 2014 The new additions range from pop culture ("xlnt" and "permadeath") to business-speak ("algorithmic trading"). We present a list selected by the editors.
How many times have you heard the viral video called "Keyboard Cat" referred to as "epic"?
January 5, 2011 What makes us want to ban overused words like "viral" and "epic"? Jan Freeman of The Boston Globe says it all began with newspapers devising their own lists of taboo words for journalists.
August 12, 2010 A world without words -- it's hard to imagine, right? We hear sounds of kids playing, trees blowing in the wind, and people eating everyday. WNYC's Radiolab explores that realm sonically and visually.
May 20, 2010 What's a pronoun worth? A whole lot.
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