Gretchen McCulloch

Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist and the editor of Slate's Lexicon Valley blog. She has a master's in linguistics from McGill University and blogs daily at All Things Linguistic.

Lexicon Valley
Dec. 4 2014 1:49 PMWhy Do Hawaiians Say “Mele Kalikimaka” on Christmas?
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Nov. 10 2014 2:15 PMFive Poems With Fantastic Wordplay
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Oct. 28 2014 1:38 PMWhat Do You Call the Night Before Halloween?
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Oct. 16 2014 1:20 PMA Course on Understanding People in Ipswich: Is the Course in Ipswich, or the People?
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Sept. 30 2014 1:23 PMWhat Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker.
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Sept. 19 2014 11:32 AMWhy Do Pirates Talk Like That?
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Sept. 10 2014 1:13 PMIkea's "Bookbook," Soy Milk vs. Milk-Milk, and Like-Liking. What's Going On?
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Sept. 2 2014 10:39 AM7 Ways to Fake-Pronounce Any Foreign Language
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Aug. 12 2014 12:00 PMWatch Robin Williams Converse With Koko the Gorilla and Be Charmed
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July 16 2014 1:17 PMWhat Happens if a Child Is Never Exposed to Language?
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July 1 2014 3:38 PMWhy Do Sportscasters Use the Historical Present?
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June 20 2014 2:04 PM"Look at All These Ducks There Are at Least Ten." What??
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June 10 2014 3:39 PMThere Are Two "Th" Sounds. Here's The Difference. 
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May 30 2014 1:54 PMWhy Do You Think You’re Right About Language? You’re Not.
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May 22 2014 12:30 PMWhat Does "She" in Science Fiction Tell Us About Language on Earth?
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Nov. 25 2014 12:57 PMWhat’s the Word for Turkey in Turkish?
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Nov. 6 2014 1:26 PMA Better-Phrased Sentence Could Have Saved This Woman “From Her Marriage to Her Dog”
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Oct. 24 2014 11:09 AM4 Features From Other Languages That We Wish English Had
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Oct. 13 2014 2:37 PMThey Helped the Pilgrims—and Regretted It. How the Wampanoag Brought Their Language Back.
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Sept. 29 2014 1:34 PMFree "Tudoring" and a Moist Owlet: The 5 Different T Sounds in English
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Sept. 15 2014 1:34 PMWhy Does English Use "Iambic Pentameter" and Other Greek Poetic Terms?
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Sept. 5 2014 11:35 AMHow Do You Rhyme in a Sign Language?
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Aug. 21 2014 1:11 PMDo All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor?
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Aug. 1 2014 2:24 PMWhat's the Difference Between Homophonia, Homophobia, and Homophonophobia?
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July 7 2014 12:19 PM7 of the Best Dialect Quizzes
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June 27 2014 1:47 PMWhen Your Eyes Hear Better Than Your Ears: The McGurk Effect
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June 16 2014 3:39 PMHoly Ish! Euphemisms Aren't As Versatile
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June 9 2014 2:16 PMIsh: How A Suffix Became A Word
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May 23 2014 4:48 PMHappy 25th Birthday to LOL
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May 1 2014 12:44 PMMaking "Fetch" Happen: What Makes New Words Catch On?

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