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Ben Macaulay

  • Life
  • April 29 2015, 5:34 PM

When there's no one left to talk to: A guide to endangered languages

When there's no one left to talk to: A guide to endangered languages

From Auslan to Yagán, a linguist discusses dying languages and the different circumstances that put them at risk.

  • Neu Dictionary
  • March 17 2015, 2:09 PM

The Judgement
of Pairs

The Judgement
of Pairs

At a loss for words? The Neu Dictionary is here to define your favorite unclassified minutia. This week we're talking about threesomes, with acute specificity.

  • Neu Dictionary
  • March 10 2015, 12:14 PM

Falter ego

Falter ego

At a loss for words? The Neu Dictionary is here to define your favorite unclassified minutia. This week we're talking about our encounters with unpleasant doppelgangers, with acute specificity.

  • Neu Dictionary
  • February 25 2015, 11:16 AM

Takeout ennui

Takeout ennui

At a loss for words? Introducing the Neu Dictionary, here to define your favorite unclassified minutia. This week we're talking about takeout food decisions, with acute specificity.

  • City
  • February 19 2015, 3:49 PM

Innocent misperception: the linguistics of Starbucks name fails

Innocent misperception: the linguistics of Starbucks name fails

Are #StarbucksFail errors innocent? In order to test this, we can see if the changes between the target and error names look like common sound changes in the world’s languages.

  • Neu Dictionary
  • February 17 2015, 9:12 PM

Delusions
of traindeur

Delusions
of traindeur

At a loss for words? Introducing the Neu Dictionary, here to define your favorite unclassified minutia. This week we're talking about transportation, with acute specificity.