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.”
How do you feel about cigaret? Wuz? Nemonia? Anne Curzan explores spelling reform — and resistance.
“I’m thrilled people want to talk with me about language,” says Anne Curzan of her lifelong love of words.