A challenge for the new year

Recently, I caught a glimpse of a back-and-forth twitter fight, the kind that seems so common these days. Someone had posted a picture of a prominent congresswoman dining out with her boyfriend. The picture had the man's feet circled, so that the commenter could make fun of them. The congresswoman shot back, questioning the other…

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What’s your plural for “you”?

There‚Äôs this wonderful regional dialect survey that helps you see where your lingo fits on the American map. It's a fascinating look at the different ways we have of saying the same thing. In taking the quiz, I learned that some people apparently say "bubbler" for water fountain. I like that -- though I don't…