Blame your language for being broke and fat

Does language shape behavior? Here’s the idea: Languages differ in the devices they offer to speakers who want to talk about the future. For some, like Spanish and Greek, you have to tack on a verb ending that explicitly marks future time—so, in Spanish, you would say escribo for the present tense (I write or I’m writing) andescribiré for the … Continue reading Blame your language for being broke and fat