Miley Cyrus isn't responsible, though this week she certainly did introduce a lot of us old folks to "twerking":
"Twerk" is one of several dozen words or phrases that Oxford Dictionaries Online has added to it website.
Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 11:02 am
Advocates for farmworkers, especially those who grow America's leafy greens and fresh vegetables, are pushing the government to do more to protect those workers from exposure to pesticides.
Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:00 pm
We've all read stories about languages that are dying.
Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 8:11 am
Guys can really get hammered, can't they? I mean, totally trashed. Not me. I may have gotten a little buzzed at that birthday party, but that's it.
The words people use to describe their drinking behavior can say a lot about how they perceive drinking, a perception that may not match reality, researchers say.
And the language may also reveal risks that may not be obvious to the drinkers themselves.
Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 11:04 am
Filipa Neves speaks five languages but still couldn't find steady work in her native Portugal. So she was about to move to Angola, a former Portuguese colony in Africa, where the economy is booming.
But she sent off one last resumé — to a call center. It was sort of a last resort. She'd heard the stereotype.