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Anti-gay politics and the word homosexual

Throughout my life, I’ve heard wordsĀ referring to gay people tossed around as casual insults, often used as weapons against people who are not themselves gays or lesbians (see, for example, the use of “no homo“). It’s behavior like this that

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Posted in Ideology and social change, Language and politics

Why the cynics are wrong (this time)

I still have some things to say about our discourse on language learning and immigration, and I’ll get back to it soon. However, I wanted to interrupt my regularly scheduled broadcast to say a few words about the recent discourse

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Posted in Technology and language

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