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Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

Update: 2024-02-131
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968. This week, I expand on my comments for the New York Times about Taylor Swift's grammatically sound but apostrophe-free new album title: "The Tortured Poets Department." Plus, we dive deep into the nuances between "loving" someone and being "in love," tracing how the word evolved from the ancient Proto-Indo-European root "leubh" yet still doesn't fully capture love's complexity across languages. 

The "in love" segment was written by Valerie Fridland, a professor of linguistics at the University of Nevada in Reno and the author of "Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English." You can find her at valeriefridland.com.

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Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

Mignon Fogarty, Valerie Fridland