If we get “emoticon” by joining “emote” and” icon,” where do “emojis” come from? Anne Curzan explains.
While Anne Curzan is on hiatus, MT “resurfaces” an oldie-but-goodie from the late Richard Bailey.
Anne Curzan traces the origins of DIY and TMI, and introduces us to the term “initialism.”
How shall we handle the subtle and undetected changes in English? Anne Curzan knows.
“I’m thrilled people want to talk with me about language,” says Anne Curzan of her lifelong love of words.
Why is there a “g” in “gnat” and a “k” in knife? And what the heck does “hnecca” mean? Anne Curzan knows.