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When Language Can Be Deadly: Salem Witch Trials & Other Horrible Historical Linguistic Happenings

We’re all familiar with the hilarious consequences of language gone wrong, whether its autocorrect fails, internet mistakes that set grammar Nazis on the rampage or horrible translations resulting in some very funny signs, cooking instructions and misunderstandings. But it’s not always fun and games when grammar goes wrong: language is a powerful thing which can(…)