TO GRAMMAR’S HOUSE
Identification, please 
From “front-runner” to “casino mogul,” editors must be careful when applying identifying words and phrases to people.
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TO GRAMMAR’S HOUSE

Identification, please

From “front-runner” to “casino mogul,” editors must be careful when applying identifying words and phrases to people.

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IDEAS | THE WORD
Supercalicontentious 
- Who coined the longest nonsense word in America? It’s a touchy subject.

IDEAS | THE WORD

Supercalicontentious

- Who coined the longest nonsense word in America? It’s a touchy subject.

Don’t hate me because I’m Comic Sans
- What words say may depend on what they look like.

Don’t hate me because I’m Comic Sans

- What words say may depend on what they look like.

 
THE WORD: Birth of the nerd
- The mysterious origins of a familiar character.

THE WORD: Birth of the nerd

- The mysterious origins of a familiar character.

What pronouns say about our personality
- The way in which we use pronouns such as I, you, or him - or choose not to use them - reveals quite a bit about our personalities but not necessarily in the ways we might think. That’s the premise of a new book, “The Secret Life of Pronouns,” by psychologist James Pennebaker, which hits bookstores on Aug. 30 and draws some surprising conclusions.

What pronouns say about our personality

- The way in which we use pronouns such as I, you, or him - or choose not to use them - reveals quite a bit about our personalities but not necessarily in the ways we might think. That’s the premise of a new book, “The Secret Life of Pronouns,” by psychologist James Pennebaker, which hits bookstores on Aug. 30 and draws some surprising conclusions.