James Harbeck is a professional word taster and sentence sommelier (an editor trained in linguistics). He is the author of the blog Sesquiotica and the book Songs of Love and Grammar.
15 English words you probably didn't know came from Hebrew and Yiddish
15 English words we stole from Arabic
Why it's difficult to tell a Canadian accent from a Californian one
11 words whose meanings have completely changed over time
How do you pronounce 'in excelsis'?
How the Thanksgiving turkey was named after the country Turkey
What does normalize even mean?
4 annoying sounds you need to stop making
Singular or plural? It's complicated.
Was there ever an actual train that carried gravy?