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From 'fragrant' Filipinas to shooting vaginas: Duterte's top 6 sexist remarks

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Being the father of the nation has not changed President Rodrigo Duterte when it comes to using misogynistic language

Is texting a curse?

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Does texting erode language?

Digong and the Donald: The indiscreet charm of informality in politics

Nov 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Duterte and Trump show that they are different from most other politicians Their “backstage rhetoric” allows them to present themselves as political figures who side with the people and not with other politicians

Many languages use similar sounds for common objects – study

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:42 PM

These sound symbolic patterns show up again and again across the world independent of the geographical dispersal of humans and independent of language lineage

Twerking dates back to 1820, says Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 7:53 AM

The Oxford English Dictionary finds out twerk was first used as a noun in 1820 referring to a twisting or jerking movement

OLDER THAN MILEY. In this file photo, Miley Cyrus twerks during a performance at the Barclays Center on April 5, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

What does a second language give you?

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Being raised in a household that speaks more than one language improves more than just a child s communication skills

The smiles we speak

Feb 20, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Human language is generally a happy one a recent study finds out

You say 'lady,' I say 'feudal slave': Korea's language divide

Nov 03, 2014 - 2:38 PM

More than 6 decades of almost total separation have seen their common language split almost as radically as their economies and politics

This picture taken on October 28, 2014 shows a woman looking at the first document written in Hangul, the phonetical alphabet created by a Joseon dynasty monarch in 1446, at a gallery of the Korean alphabet in Seoul. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Land of 200 tongues: Gov't maps Philippine languages

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino s linguistic atlas – ready by 2015 – will show where languages are are spoken by whom and what their variants are and their connection to other languages

LINGUISTIC ATLAS. KWF Commissioner Purificacion Delima shares updates on the KWF's Linguistic Atlas project last Tuesday, September 30. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Inglesero, Hispanggol, and the myth of the great cultural divide

Jun 29, 2014 - 9:19 PM

We should celebrate regionalism and appreciate our linguistic history when it comes to teaching languages

In defense of 'Filipinas'

Aug 17, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino chair Virgilio Almario says Filipinas promotes true respect for national languages

REAL DEAL. Virgilio Almario talks about the essence of "Filipinas". Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul

Prehistoric, modern languages may have shared words

May 08, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Our Ice Age ancestors in Europe 15 000 years ago may have used words we would recognize today according to a new study