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Chiss Names Are Some of Star Wars’ Coolest Bullshit

Chiss Names Are Some of Star Wars’ Coolest Bullshit

Star Wars is full of cool bullshit which is, in many ways, why we love such an absurd behemoth in the first place. Space wizards with laser swords? Extremely bullshit, and very cool (some of the time). Blaster pistols? They go pew pew, what’s not to love. Starfighters? They go…

I Hate ‘Hubby’

I Hate ‘Hubby’

The internet is full of irksome words — “heckin,” “awesomesauce,” “updoot” — but the worst one by far is “hubby.” Hubby, if you’re not familiar, is short for “husband” and is primarily used in spaces where certain types of married women hang out online. On mummy forums, it pops up…

Why Are Some People Better At Learning Multiple Languages Than Others?

Why Are Some People Better At Learning Multiple Languages Than Others?

Some people pick up languages like colds, or sunburns—without effort, through simple immersion in the atmosphere. Others can’t hear the word ‘conjugate’ without flashing back, in shame, to the classrooms where they failed, so long ago, to shake the curse of monolingualism. What exactly is it that allows the first…