The curious geography of American greetings.
Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.
Even native English speakers now sound slightly Latino.
The user-generated dictionary wants to introduce you to how police officers actually talk to each other.
The best old-timey insults from a new collection of long lost phrases.
The science of why certain languages sound the way they do.
The monumental work by American conceptual artist Mel Bochner represents a particularly sweet triumph of art.
He pioneered the study of how people convey and conceal meaning and social standing with words, intonations, and accents.
Linguists are still trying to understand the surprising evolution of how Philadelphians speak.
The NYPD is replacing the term "accident" with the word "collision," a change that underscores a new approach to bike and pedestrian fatalities.
5 percent of Tweets out of the city are in a language other than English.
Forget "venti cafe latte." One London store would rather you ask for a "cup of really really milky coffee."
Data engineers examined more than 3 million tweets to create this sprawling linguistic cartography.
A fisherman's dialect dies out.
Finding a common linguistic ground in a city of 20 million and 500 languages.