“And I’m like, ‘Well, here’s the thing…'”

I have long suspected--without a shred of evidence, mind you--that language is primarily expressive and emotive, and only later becomes semantic and descriptive. In other words, it's more music than dictionary. For instance, check out this fun interactive map, "The Emotions Recognized in Vocal Bursts," based on a study from American Psychologist. (Stay away from … Continue reading “And I’m like, ‘Well, here’s the thing…'”