I thought my nephew was a linguistic genius when he said he was "being have." His mother had admonished him about something, and she'd told him to "behave." His indignant response was, "I am being have." Genius, I thought. Be good, be quiet,...This mommy blogger tackles the word "gay" as a substitute for "stupid."
The New York Times is featuring an interview with Deborah Tannen, author of the new book You're Wearing THAT? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation. Dr. Tannen is a world-renowned linguist, and author of the bestseller You...