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Why the US national anthem is terrible — and perfect

Why the US national anthem is terrible — and perfect

If you’ve ever tried to sing the star spangled banner, “You see” You know it’s not easy. “And the rockets’ red glare. Can’t go that high.” The lowest note and the highest note are an octave and a half apart. Read more…


How a dictionary writer defines English

How a dictionary writer defines English

When you spend all day in English and everything around you is words, you know, I imagine it’s like being a podiatrist where like the whole world is feet. My name is Kory Stamper. I’m an associate editor at Merriam Read more…


How Close Are We to Talking With Animals?

How Close Are We to Talking With Animals?

You may not want to admit it, but at one time in your life, you’ve talked to an animal. Maybe it was letting a dog know it was a good dog or asking a cat where it’s been. Maybe you Read more…