chirotus: constant-instigator: ermefinedining: This map should be included in every history book. Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages! This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now. A map of the major (indigenous) linguistic groups in North America.

Tampering with Language to Shame the Devil.

In her book Feminism and Linguistic Theory Deborah Cameron makes a strong argument in the debate about eliminating sexist language: “I do think, however, that it would be better if feminists operated with a more hard-headed, political notion of what we are trying to do. In my opinion we should be tampering with language not …

nprbooks: For the grumpy prescriptivists of the world, there is now an extension for Google Chrome that replaces the word “literally” with the word “figuratively” on the webpages you visit. (Though you’re fighting a losing battle, dear purists: The word’s more colloquial, emphatic sense — as in, “I’m literally going to kill the next person who comments on my …