Gretchen McCulloch

Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist and the contributing 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
Sept. 19 2014 11:32 AMWhy Do Pirates Talk Like That?
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 10 2014 1:13 PMIkea's "Bookbook," Soy Milk vs. Milk-Milk, and Like-Liking. What's Going On?
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 2 2014 10:39 AM7 Ways to Fake-Pronounce Any Foreign Language
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 12 2014 12:00 PMWatch Robin Williams Converse With Koko the Gorilla and Be Charmed
Lexicon Valley
July 16 2014 1:17 PMWhat Happens if a Child Is Never Exposed to Language?
Lexicon Valley
July 1 2014 3:38 PMWhy Do Sportscasters Use the Historical Present?
Lexicon Valley
June 20 2014 2:04 PM"Look at All These Ducks There Are at Least Ten." What??
Lexicon Valley
June 10 2014 3:39 PMThere Are Two "Th" Sounds. Here's The Difference. 
Lexicon Valley
May 30 2014 1:54 PMWhy Do You Think You’re Right About Language? You’re Not.
Lexicon Valley
May 22 2014 12:30 PMWhat Does "She" in Science Fiction Tell Us About Language on Earth?
Lexicon Valley
April 30 2014 1:13 PMThe Science of B-B-B-Beatboxing
Lexicon Valley
April 1 2014 11:22 AMWhat Makes a Selfie a Selfie?
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 15 2014 1:34 PMWhy Does English Use "Iambic Pentameter" and Other Greek Poetic Terms?
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 5 2014 11:35 AMHow Do You Rhyme in a Sign Language?
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 21 2014 1:11 PMDo All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor?
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 1 2014 2:24 PMWhat's the Difference Between Homophonia, Homophobia, and Homophonophobia?
Lexicon Valley
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
Lexicon Valley
June 9 2014 2:16 PMIsh: How A Suffix Became A Word
Lexicon Valley
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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April 4 2014 9:54 AMDo You Ever Say Probly Instead of Probably? Here's Why.
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Feb. 13 2014 10:16 AMWhy Can't We Agree on How to Pronounce Doge?

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