linguistics

Why Does Everyone Add An Extra ‘R’ To The Word ‘Sherbet’?

Ruth Hartnup /Flickr Though we grumble about it, most native English speakers have just accepted that sometimes the language doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, contenting ourselves to memorise an elaborate series of tricks and sayings to help us keep things straight. But it seems one question has been…

7 Linguist-Backed Tips For Making Powerful Protest Signs

7 Linguist-Backed Tips For Making Powerful Protest Signs

As linguist and podcast host Daniel Midgley explains at Quartz, making clever protest signs is difficult because you have limited space and your message has to be absorbed quickly (since you’ll be moving around). Whatever you’ll be protesting, Midgley offers up seven approaches that can help your sign really be…