An Online Dictionary Plans to Catalog a Million Emerging English Words

With viral memes and hashtags sweeping the internet on the daily, language is evolving faster than conventional dictionaries can keep up. You may have been “procrastatweeting” about the “popepocalypse” last week, but the stalwart publishers of the Oxford English won’t give your neologisms official recognition for… »10/03/15 3:00pm10/03/15 3:00pm

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language

You've probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people who have no respect for proper grammar. But it turns out that people have always worried over English, and over the centuries, have accused all sorts of things of "ruining" the language. »2/06/15 1:28pm2/06/15 1:28pm

​Is the Innanet RUINING teh English Language??? ¯\(°_o)/¯

There exists a certain paranoia that the web will somehow destroy the English language as we all start communicating solely in LOLs and smileys. But seen another way, the linguistic tricks we've enlisted to portray attitude and action, tone and meaning through text online are just the natural evolution of the written… »1/22/15 1:10pm1/22/15 1:10pm

Google's Collecting Thousands of Endangered Languages Before They Go Extinct

The Internet is all about communication, which is super, but unfortunately, it's putting a lot of languages at risk of extinction by promoting more commonly spoken languages. It's sad that we're losing that culture. Google's stepping up to make sure they're not lost from the face of the earth altogether. »6/21/12 2:20pm6/21/12 2:20pm