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What Is Foodish and Why Do I Resist It?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I panic in restaurants sometimes. Is it the prices? Or the presence of employees paid to brush the breadcrumbs off my table between courses? ("You don...

Granny's Gone Viral: Jeanne Robertson Is Contagious!

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Taylor Cole Miller

Jeanne Robertson is contagious-contagiously funny! When this 6-foot-2-inch-former Miss North Carolina (50 years ago!) was told she'd gone viral (on YouTube), she joked, "I don't think so, I've had all my shots?!"

LOOK: These Maps Debating 'Soda' And 'Pop' Have Basically Set The Internet On Fire

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Technology

What do you call a set of 122 maps depicting the variety of word choice, pronunciation and slang across the U.S.? Super viral. If you've visited F...

Cara Santa Maria

Can A Baby Cry In French?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

Can babies cry in French, German, English? When do they start to develop their own dialects, accents, even individual voices? To learn about the scien...

On Dialect, Dialogue and Good Books

Angela Flournoy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

A recent conversation about Ebonics got me to thinking about Faulkner and James Baldwin, and the way certain dialects in this country get no respect.

Grammar Pet Peeves: Who, Whom, None Is Or Are?

Robert Lane Greene | Posted 07.22.2011 | Books
Robert Lane Greene

Many people think of language as a set of rules; break them, and you're Wrong. But that's not how language works. There are different degrees of wrongness, and there's not a bright line between the degrees.

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...

The Help: Kathryn Stockett's Controversial Hit

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

First-time author Kathryn Stockett's recent book, The Help, has risen quickly through the bestseller lists despite Stockett being previously unknown a...

Billy Elliot's Proud Papa: An Interview With Gregory Jbara

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The boys may get all the press in the Tony Award-winning musical Billy Elliot, but anyone who has seen the show knows veteran character actor Gregory Jbara subtly steals the show.