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People really hate the way we talk at work

Feb 27, 2020
Office-speak can be both annoying and convenient, said The Atlantic's Olga Khazan.
A London office building in 2013.
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How one linguist is teaching "Game of Thrones" fans how to speak High Valyrian

Mar 13, 2019
Duolingo will help you brush up on your Spanish, French and, uh, High Valyrian and Klingon.
Daenerys Targaryen from "Game of Thrones." 
HBO

Can you copyright another group's language?

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Dec 26, 2018
Sari Sharoni, an associate at the law firm Covington & Burling, joined us to discuss whether groups can legally prevent others from appropriating their language.
A poke dish prepared for a Food Network festival in New York City.
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How women landed the invisible work of social media labor

Jun 1, 2018
It can start with the language used in job descriptions.
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The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

Jun 20, 2017
SCOTUS says it is unconstitutional to reject trademarks because they use offensive terms like racial slurs.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Berlin seeks German language teachers for refugee students

Nov 24, 2016
Germany has accepted about 240,000 refugees so far this year, and one way it is trying to help them adapt to their new culture is by teaching them German.
Teacher Susann Heida is in her first month teaching German to teenage refugee students at a Berlin public school. Students in her class come from Syrian, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Veronica Zaragovia

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One man's mission to get 'comprised of' off Wikipedia

Feb 4, 2015
One editor has removed tens of thousands of one very specific error from the site.

Discovering hidden languages in centuries-old writing

Oct 1, 2014
The technology Michael Toth uses to find treasure in ancient manuscripts.
Pages out of The Archimedes Palimpsest, a medieval parchment manuscript, now consisting of 174 parchment folios.
Drs. Reviel Netz and Nigel Wilson

Here's a... uh... final note for... uh... today

Aug 8, 2014
Turns out men say "uh" more as they get older, and women say "um" less.

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