Cailyn Cox

The Most Popular Languages Use Shorter Words


Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis released a study published in an issue of PLoS ONE, which focuses on linguistic evolution and why language structures differ throughout the world. The Relationship Between Social and Linguistic Structures The study suggests that human languages actually adapt to their environments, much like a(…)

The English Language is Completely Illogical


The English language is illogical: is it because it’s a mixture of so many different languages?

The Funniest Food Translations


Would you fancy a “plague” of chocolate, or a dish flavored with “a lot of herpes”? Translating foreign words directly into the English language isn’t always such a straightforward process, as these international food items so deliciously illustrate.