Previously, scientists and linguists thought that Uto-Aztecan languages spread into California through the spread of maize farming, but a new study questions that idea.
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The expression "shiver me timbers" was first recorded in print in 1795, and since then, it's appeared everywhere from Treasure Island to SpongeBob SquarePants. But it's unclear whether this phrase was ever truly part of the pirate vernacular.
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Typefaces express sovereignty. Here’s how Musqueam found just the right type for its language.
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But its suggestions are so annoyingly plausible
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BU anthropologist Fallou Ngom discovered Ajami, a modified Arabic script, in a box of his late father’s old papers
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For a long time, the word "condom" was unprintable. Neither the original OED nor The Century Dictionary featured the word. Several venues for discovering the origin of "condom" have been tried. It surfaced in texts at the beginning of the eighteenth century, but we cannot be sure that the word was coined in England.
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I guess it’s “Advanced” to speak something other than English
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On Cooking, Rosh Hashanah, and Inhabiting a Fictive World
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What can you tell about Moby Dick and other literary masterpieces after you’ve stripped out all the words?
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And this is why you never override browser shortcuts. I don't care what you think you're accomplishing. Just don't.
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