About This Issue
Change Is Gonna Do Ya Good
English, like all living languages, is vibrant, unpredictable, and ever-changing.
Unraveling the Mysteries: Tools for Decoding Slang
The Internet provides numerous Web sites that help readers understand American slang.
The Language of Blogging
Reprint from Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents
Young people are at the forefront of coining slang expressions.
Game On! Sports and Recreation Idioms in American English
Because of their popularity in the United States, sports and games have contributed many idioms to the language.
What’s New? The Effect of Hip-Hop Culture on Everyday English
The urban lexicon of the hip-hop generation has crossed over to mainstream America.
Spanglish: Speaking la Lengua Loca
In the United States, Spanish and English have mixed to form a hybrid language.
From Arabic to English
Hundreds of English words derive from the Arabic language. The author, Alan Pimm-Smith, traces the origins of many technical, as well as common, terms.
Arabic in the Saddle
Many English words relating to horses and horsemanship came from Arabic by way of Spanish.