How and when should we use these interjections? Anne Curzan explains.
How do you feel about cigaret? Wuz? Nemonia? Anne Curzan explores spelling reform — and resistance.
Anne Curzan examines the subtleties between these sensory sounds.
If we get “emoticon” by joining “emote” and” icon,” where do “emojis” come from? Anne Curzan explains.
Have you ever scored a hat trick? Changed at the drop of a hat? Been mad as a hatter?
Anne Curzan traces the origins of DIY and TMI, and introduces us to the term “initialism.”