language

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Although languages around the world vary greatly, some share similar speech sounds. A new study suggests that labiodental sounds like "f" and "v" are included in about half of the world's languages due to a change in our diet that relies on softer foods.

44th annual List of Words Banished released

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have released LSSU's 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.