Entries by ChrisZ

Trump’s Language Deficit

  Prairie dogs can contaminate the pack with fear of a predator. But humans do it better. For most of us, most of the time, we are sensitive to the basic differences between saying something and putting it down on a page. …And then there is Trump Speak. On display almost everyday is a native speaker […]

What is your data worth?

Join Rebecca Vicente, student at Baruch College, to muse on the cost and benefit of sharing data in MoviePass. What could seal the deal for her? See if it’s the same for you, in her post at Public Linguist…

Do you speak emoji?

Communicating in images far predates our so-called smart phones, hieroglyphics in ancient Mesopotamia an example, reminds millennial Yumna Ahmed Qazi. Head over to Public Linguist for her book recommendation on emojis.

Risk of losing health insurance: does this map help?

There’s an article in today’s New York Times on how many people across the U.S. are at risk of losing their health insurance, featuring data from the Urban Institute, and a corresponding large map the Times created, that our Public Linguist is having trouble interpreting. Come on over to the Public Linguist blog to have […]