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The linguistic miracle of texting: John McWhorter at TED2013The linguistic miracle of texting: John McWhorter at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

More than 22 million text messages are sent across the world every day … many in truly terrible English. It’s the end of the world as we know it, many decry. The decline and fall of written language means the end for us all, right? Not so fast. Linguist John McWhorter has a great new […]

Art

6 excerpts from Korean novelist Young-ha Kim6 excerpts from Korean novelist Young-ha Kim

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Young-ha Kim has a simple message for us all: get out there and create some art. Are you getting tense, just from the suggestion? In today’s talk, given at TEDxSeoul and TED’s first ever in Korean, Kim says, “You think, ‘I’m too busy. I don’t have time for art.’ There are hundreds of reasons why […]