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Books

Language Matters: The True Definition of the “Working Class”

A refutation of J. D. Vance's portrayal of the working class in his book, Hillbilly Elegy, using Steven Stoll's Ramp Hollow.

Writing

How to Keep Language Authentic in Historical Fiction

James L. Haley, author of the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure series, shares the importance of the authenticity of language in a work of historical fiction.

Books

Language Wars: 10 Novels Where Words Change the World

Language so often works for us – but occasionally, it can be used to cause mayhem and destruction, as in these ten extraordinary novels.

Writing

Delightful Definitions: 8 Words and Phrases We Should Use Again

Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, shares the definitions of 8 delightful words and phrases that have fallen out of the public consciousness.

Culture

A Reader’s Guide to the Defining Words of 2016

From YouTuber to post-truth, review 2016's new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary. We've even got book recommendations to explain them all.

News

‘Post-Truth’ Usage Up 2k Percent; Named Word of the Year

We're going to use 'post-truth' in a sentence today! This, misogyny in MacBeth, and more all in today's Daily Blunt.