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Dialect death? 

My guest post on the University of Wisconsin Press blog:

The remote and isolated location of the Upper Peninsula, along with language contact between English and other languages have shaped Yooper talk over the past 150 years and have helped it to remain fairly distinct from other varieties of American English. 62 more words

Dialect

2016's word of the year beat out post-truth, deplorables, cuck, woke, and slay for the title

❝ Every year, members of the American Dialect Society gather together to pick the best word that snuck into our lexicons the year before…And in 2016, they have not so much chosen a word as they have substantiated the state of America that predominates a hefty portion of the nation’s mindset.

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Culture

American Dialect Society 2016 Words of the Year

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

POLITICAL WORD OF THE YEAR

deplorables (basket of): epithet used by Clinton in speech about Trump supporters

nasty woman: epithet used by Trump addressing Clinton in final presidential debate… 424 more words

Diversions

Words of 2016

In its annual vote, the American Dialect Society has chosen its Words of the Year:

  • Political word of the year was “post-truth”, an era when opinion matters more than facts and reality.
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Language

Diecisiete

Hola from SFO — thank Everything for free airport WiFi — where I have about two hours before my flight departs. In a truly random move, my parents decided just a few weeks ago that they needed a long vacation and told me that I was to accompany them. 1,209 more words

School

Mike and Ike

Nostalgia is big, and over the last few years, this nostalgia has included diners in the style of the 1930s through to the 1960s.  Mike and Ike… 501 more words

Idioms From The 20th Century