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Literally, Not Figuratively: When, How, and Why Did it Happen?

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One of the great things about the English language is that’s so expansive. As a kind of linguistic black hole, sucking words in from all over, it’s a rare occasion for a person with a good vocabulary in English to have to resort to idiom or explanation in order to refer to a singular object(…)


How typing may shape meaning

In strange new research news, apparently the layout of your keyboard may have an affect on how we perceive meaning in the words we type. According to researchers from University College London, we may be “connecting the meanings of the words with the physical way they’re typed on the keyboard”, in what they’ve termed the(…)