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Sage Advice 114: A Pussy Bias: Sexism In Our Use Of Vulgar Language

I say dick at least a hundred times a day. Of those hundred times, only about 30% are in reference to my body. The rest of those dick utterances are in reference to vague nouns and other peoples’ bodies. I … Continue reading

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Sage Advice 107: Lions And Sloths And Linguistic Associations! Oh My!

We human folk often try to find our understanding of attributes and traits in nature. If we have the concept of strength in our word-bank, we look into the natural world to find a example of it (for quite some … Continue reading

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Sage Advice 106: Who Or That

My understanding of the difference between who and that has always been wrapped around the idea as to whether something is human. So Matt is a who while table is a that. It’s an easy way to make your everyday speech sound credible, but … Continue reading

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Sage Advice 63: The Guy In My Head

There is plenty philosophy behind the idea of language shaping our reality. It’s something that, for the most part, I really buy into; our understanding of the world must be expressed through our ability to communicate reality. Essentially, we shape … Continue reading

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Sage Advice 39: Shakespeare

Shakespeare is usually hailed as one of the greatest writers of the English language. It’s an interesting suggestion when you consider how often he just made up words and how many guys he totally banged (not that there’s anything wrong … Continue reading

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Sage Advice 17: Germans

The Germans are so impressive because of their clever linguistic arrangements. They tend take simple words and put them together to make amazing, abstract concepts and phrases. It’s something that English can’t do with the kind of grace that our … Continue reading

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Sage Advice 9: The Spanish

Spanish is a beautiful language. It’s difficult to understand and the Spanish sound like they’re always doing an impression of Ice-T, but it’s a joy to hear. An interesting word in Spanish is the verb form of extinct—to become extinct. … Continue reading

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