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Can Computers Really Talk? Or Are They Faking It?

Is it really "language," or just a digital illusion?

What's the Longest Word?

We'll have to figure out what the word "word" really means...

The Unexpected Origins of the Word ‘Monster’

What can we learn about our relationship to monsters?

About Otherwords

Otherwords digs deep into this quintessential human trait of language and finds the fascinating, thought-provoking, and funny stories behind the words and sounds we take for granted. Incorporating the fields of biology, history, cultural studies, literature and more, linguistics has something for everyone and offers a unique perspective into what it means to be human.

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