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Pope Francis loves nouns but is ‘allergic’ to adjectives.

In a speech to Vatican communications team on Monday, Pope Francis gives his view on language use. He particularly goes berserk on adjectives, saying: “I am allergic to those words.” The Pope wants us to give up using adjectives altogether and use nouns instead.

We store 1.5 megabytes of information to master our native language, study finds.

Learning a language is a remarkable feat. The amount of cognitive effort it takes for a newborn to learn a language is tremendous. We often don’t realize this because children do it seemingly effortlessly and rapidly. But it’s not what it looks like. New research shows that language acquisition requires an enormous amount of cognitive …

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