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WTF?! We need a game-night game about profanity!

If you go to Louisville, Kentucky — as my wife and I do as frequently as we can — you have to eat, so you’re always on the lookout for worthwhile restaurants. Frankly, we tend to eat at our favorite spots whenever we visit, but before our last weekend there, I checked the restaurant-tagged Google map for new places. There was one of our favorites, Doc Crow’s — oysters on the shell, exceptional pork rinds — and just behind...

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New Publication: Emoji as Digital Gestures in Language@Internet [Open Access]

I am ✨delighted✨ to share this article on emoji as digital gestures, which brings together my work on gesture with Gretchen McCulloch’s work on emoji. Gretchen and I collaborate on the Lingthusiasm podcast, but this is our first academic journal article collaboration. I’ve written a very brief overview for The Conversation: Instead of worrying that emoji might be replacing competent language use, we can celebrate the fact that...