New Study Shows That Babies Start Picking Up Language in Utero So Quit …

If you thought you only had to start watching what you say in front of your kids once they're around 1 or 2-years-old, think again. A new study shows that babies begin picking up language while they are still in the womb, maybe even as early 30 weeks' gestation, which is generally around the time that the fetus… » 1/08/13 12:15pm 1/08/13 12:15pm

Women, Stop Talking. Old Men Don't Like How You Speak.

There's a reason that every generation is displeased with the speech patterns and patois of the generation that follows. Language is a living thing that's constantly morphing and evolving. If you get left behind or fail to learn popular slang and speech patterns of today, it becomes far easier for others to peg you as… » 1/07/13 6:50pm 1/07/13 6:50pm

What Your Pronouns Say About You (and Power)

When you talk to someone for the first time, either in a professional, social, or potentially date-y situation, it's easy to pay attention to the proper nouns peppered throughout your discussion — pop culture references, mutual friends, the places where you grew up or went to college. But can you remember how many… » 4/30/12 10:30am 4/30/12 10:30am

Everyone Totes Copying How Young Women, Like, Talk and Stuff

In the eighties, Valley Girlspeak permeated young women's interactions with each other. In the nineties? Young ladies? Were ending things? With a question mark? Now, women end their phrases with a low growl, a la Britney Spears before she needed to be left alone. And in ten years or so, everyone will be ending growling … » 2/27/12 7:45pm 2/27/12 7:45pm