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11.19.13 Marina Galperina

An article on The Atlantic appears to be officially announcing that English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet and “Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word ‘because.’” The word “because,” in standard English usage, is a subordinating conjunction, which means that it connects two parts of a sentence in which one (the subordinate) explains the other. […]

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07.22.13 Andy Cush

ANIMAL has a longstanding policy to not use the word “marijuana.” Cannabis? Sure. Weed? Definitely. Pot? Not my term of choice, but hey, it turns up sometimes. Marijuana, though? Almost never. NPR has a good article explaining why. A common version of the story of the criminalization of pot goes like this: Cannabis was outlawed […]

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06.08.12 Jay Smooth

Debunking the oldest and worst argument ever about the good old “N-word.” Ill Doctrine is a video blog on music, politics and culture, launched in 2007 by Jay Smooth. We will be premiering two episodes a week on ANIMAL. Older episodes can be found at IllDoctrine.com and you can follow Jay on Twitter here. Previously: […]

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