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Beyoncé performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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What This Picture Of Beyoncé Tells Us About How Generation Z Connects

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A banner hangs in the courtyard of a University of Barcelona building that reads, "The future is ours," in Catalan. Students are "occupying" the building ahead of an independence vote. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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For Catalonia's Separatists, Language Is The Key To Identity

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Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

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President Trump gives a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at its commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia in July. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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(From left to right) Mackenzie Stamper, Adrian Rodriguez and Luke Ryan attend weekly Suzuki violin lessons with instructor Sara Johnson, part of a training program called MILEStone, or Music Impacting Language Expertise. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

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Invisibilia: A Man Finds An Explosive Emotion Locked In A Word

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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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Young people have always used language in new and different ways, and it has pretty much always driven older people crazy. Renee Klahr hide caption

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Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally'

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