Gretchen McCulloch

Linguist
All Things Linguistic

I write about linguistics for a general audience. Currently writing a book about internet language and the future of English for Riverhead (Penguin).

Notable internet linguistics topics I’ve covered include: the grammar of doge at The Toast, whether emoji are language (last year at SXSW), when you can and can’t even, the srs bsns of disemvowellment, the “because x” construction, the constraints on synonyms for Benedict Cumberbatch, minimalist capitalization and punctuation on the internet, linguistics on tumblr, that feeling when you use a subordinate clause, vintage internet slang, ship names, and a series on internet language for Mental Floss.

I have a blog called All Things Linguistic and I cohost a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics called Lingthusiasm.

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