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Neologism

Merry Christmas From Colbert: Satire's Special Gift

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 02.22.2012 | TV
Sophia A. McClennen

What is Colbert's greatest gift this holiday season? It's his satire -- and especially his way of using words -- puns, neologisms, wordplay, etc. to encourage his audience to think critically.

Storytelling Needs a New Name

Scott Shrake | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts
Scott Shrake

The world's second-oldest profession has danced back into people's lives wearing spiffy new showbiz threads. It is fixing to claim its place next to acting, music and the visual arts. As soon as it gets a new name. Can you help?

On Words: 'Global Warming' Meets Astrology

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.TheGreenGrok.com.For Friday a little, light, linguistics lesson. Breaking from TheGreenGrok formula of sharp, cutting-edge pieces...

Cutting to the Chase

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Lakoff

It seems obvious that people create shortened forms to save time. And yet, most often, we don't save that much time and may run the risk of endangering intelligibility.