Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’
A team of researchers has come ... languages becoming “p” in Romance languages. Those made-up words are called “proto-words.” Pagel’s team compared them among language families. They made thousands of comparisons, asking such questions as: Do ...
Trolls: where do they come from?
Hmm. Not quite the same thing as a bully, then. In fact, the objectors point out, there are other perfectly good internet slang words that do mean bully, such as "flamer" and "griefer" (not to mention some in everyday use – such as, er, bully).
The script for this programme
Yob ... word. The BBC tends to avoid this kind of language in its news stories. But this is a piece of British slang that is very common in the UK. And we also sometimes use the word yobbo. Li: Yobbo. Hmm. But where do all these words come from?
Body Language: Get What You Want Without Saying A Word
She'll be watching you carefully for telltale signs of your intentions ("This house is my destiny, and I'll do whatever it takes to get it"). Being aware of your body language can guard ... Hand gestures come naturally to most of us, and they help us ...
The English Language: 900,000 Words, and Counting
An organization called Global Language ... words? Mr. PAYACK: No it's like English is interesting in so far as it incorporates every word that it can. English happens to incorporate everything. And if you just think about things. It's like where did ...