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Anne Curzan flips through the first English dictionary, published in London in 1604.
When it comes to expressing agreement, we can choose from an extensive range of options.
How and when should we use these interjections? Anne Curzan explains.
Anne Curzan examines the subtleties between these sensory sounds.
Have you ever scored a hat trick? Changed at the drop of a hat? Been mad as a hatter?
How do you feel about cigaret? Wuz? Nemonia? Anne Curzan explores spelling reform — and resistance.
If we get “emoticon” by joining “emote” and” icon,” where do “emojis” come from? Anne Curzan explains.
Anne Curzan traces the origins of DIY and TMI, and introduces us to the term “initialism.”
“I’m thrilled people want to talk with me about language,” says Anne Curzan of her lifelong love of words.