the study of the origins and development of societal institutions, norms, and practices.
Has The Word “Ninja” Been Culturally Appropriated?Clearly, we celebrate ninjas, but it’s worth examining how we use the word and whether or not we’re respecting its origins.
Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: XenophobiaAt Dictionary.com we aim to pick a Word of the Year that embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months. This year, some of the most prominent news stories have centered around fear of the “other.” Fear is an adaptive part of human evolutionary history and often influences behaviors and perceptions on a subconscious level. However, this particular …
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