1. TofuRobot

    "cold turkey..."

    What is another expression for 'cold turkey?' As in - quitting something suddenly and instantly sans any kind of weaning process? I hate that expression (and never really understood it anyway) but can't think of any other way to say it... :/
  2. Second Summer

    Philosophy Is spoken language the only fundamental developmental difference between humans and great apes?

    Yesterday I was reading an article about a girl who, by the time she started school, hadn't yet developed language. (She was obviously excluded and bullied a by the other children). Eventually, after trying everything else, her parents sent her to an unorthodox speech therapist who slowly...
  3. MadamSarcastra

    Linguistics "Copspeak" and Journalism

    Copspeak: 7 Ways Journalists Use Police Jargon to Obscure the Truth
  4. Bite Size Vegan

    Linguistics Why You're Offensive & Don't Know It

    What violent and offensive things are you saying every day without knowing it? With all the "Politically Correct" terminology out there, one group remains regularly slandered, victimized and devalued in our everyday speech. This video looks into the linguistic oversights we all take for granted...
  5. Second Summer

    Linguistics Quiz: Which English do you speak?

    I came across this somewhere else - do the quiz and help train the researchers' algorithm. This is what it told me at the end:
  6. Spang

    Linguistics "Understanding African-American English"

    Read it all here.