Stevenson, Robert Louis
Your City in a Word: St. Louis
We looked at all words people were searching for in the US for the months of February and March of this year, and then looked at the words people were searching in major US cities to compare those words to the national averages. Here are the top ten outliers for St. Louis: 1. what-if 2. foobar 3. pelican 4. bullock 5. officiating 6. n 7. undernourished …
The History of Like Goes Way Back to, Like, Before the Valley Girls
Whether you regard yourself as a scholar of linguistics or a self proclaimed language snob—you’ve probably, at least once, crossed over to the dark side and used the word like in a sentence where it, like, doesn’t belong. Narrowly escaping the grammar police, you catch yourself, cringe, and promise never again! This usage of like is known as a slang interjection. This form as well …
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