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12 Political Word Origins That Can Help You Understand The Government

12 Political Word Origins That Can Help You Understand The Government

Democrats and Republicans aren’t so different after all, etymologically speaking.
How To Talk About Politics When You’re In Another Country

How To Talk About Politics When You’re In Another Country

Maybe the better question is: should you even talk about politics when you’re far away from home?
How To Say ‘Vote’ In 13 Different Languages

How To Say ‘Vote’ In 13 Different Languages

A true democracy requires everyone’s participation, no matter what language they speak.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

Here’s how voting systems in other countries help increase voter turnout and make Election Day even more exciting.
10 US Politicians Who Speak A Foreign Language

10 US Politicians Who Speak A Foreign Language

Many politicians have attempted to speak another language, and many have failed.
How To Apologize In German

How To Apologize In German

No need to overdo it — just keep it short, sweet, and honest.
The History of the German Language

The History of the German Language

Why is is it called “German” and not “Germanic”? How has its pronunciation changed? Take a dive into the exciting, centuries-old history of the German language.
The Inadvertent Origins Of 8 Misleading Animal Names

The Inadvertent Origins Of 8 Misleading Animal Names

Turns out the world of animal names is…confusing.
7 TikTok Accounts To Practice Your Language Skills

7 TikTok Accounts To Practice Your Language Skills

Here are some cool creators and content to help you level up your language skills!
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Danish

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Danish

It’s spoken by fewer than 6 million people. But depending on your attitude, that could be the whole draw.
How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Indonesian

How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Indonesian

You’re already on the internet, so you might as well make it a learning experience.
The Eerie Origins of Halloween

The Eerie Origins of Halloween

It all started with a pagan holiday.
Do All Languages Have Inherent Value?

Do All Languages Have Inherent Value?

Languages evolve, grow, come, and go. But what does this mean for the world’s underrepresented cultures and communities?
6 Norwegian Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Norwegian)

6 Norwegian Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Norwegian)

What if we told you that there’s more than one correct way to pronounce these words…and that they’re all hard?
How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Norwegian

How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Norwegian

Here’s a brief primer for the next time you ‘logge inn.’
What Should Humans Say To Extraterrestrials?

What Should Humans Say To Extraterrestrials?

Humans have sent several messages into space, but don’t hold your breath for a response.