How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

I live in Kenya.  My kids go to school with kids from some 52 other countries.  A friend of mine, whose kid hangs out with mine, is from the state of Georgia.  When she sent me my first text with y’all in it, I laughed & was oddly excited & proud. Thinking about those many […]


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Complexity of communication makes for a bigger brain

Thomas Sander, Executive Director of the Saguaro Seminar at Harvard writes an interesting blog post about how socializing expands brain size. Turns out Oxford scholars say the “more social creatures, among them humans, had the most rapidly expanding brain sizes to cope with the complexity of collaboration, social norms and coordination.” In other words species […]


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