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How Arrival Turned Linguistics Into One of the Most Gripping Dramas of the Year

If you’ve ever been to a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, you know that an inability to communicate can be frustrating, if not a bit scary. But in Arrival, when 12 shell-shaped UFOs land across the world, everything seems to hinge on the skills of Amy Adams’ linguistics expert, Louise—just as the…

Oxford English Dictionary Adds 'Oompa Loompa' and Other Tributes to Author Roald Dahl 

Just months after adding “Scooby Snack” to its hallowed pages, the Oxford English Dictionary has released its latest update. Among the 500-plus new terms gaining entrance: “clickbait,” “kegerator,” “vom,” “YOLO,” and “Yoda.” The list also included tributes to author Roald Dahl, born 100 years ago this month.