University of Alberta professor Chris Westbury was working with people with language problems when he noticed a funny thing. They all seemed to laugh at the made-up word “snunkoople.” 398 more words
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Language is integral to First Nations’ culture and way of life. Values and tradition are passed down through language and stories in indigenous languages.
For elder Gladys Wapas-Greyeyes, it’s also a source of strength. 394 more words
Do words ever escape you? Then this one’s for you.
Last week, the Oxford Dictionaries chose its Word of the Year for 2015: “Face with Tears of Joy.” Citing a swell in emoji culture over the last year, Oxford Dictionaries and the London-based Swiftkey, a company that develops keyboard apps for smartphones, undertook research to see which images were being most frequently used. 573 more words
I was walking through the Bell Centre this month when I noticed a poster for an event at the Monument National. “Valérie Blais,” the sign announced, “son premier one-woman show.” The Quebec actress was promising a full evening of standup comedy. 609 more words