Swedish ‘Hen’ Is Here To Stay: The Success Of A Made-Up Gender-Neutral Pronoun
For a long time in Swedish, you had to choose between the masculine ‘han’ and feminine ‘hon’ pronouns. The Swedish ‘hen’ is changing that.
Gender-Neutral English, Dear? We’ve Been Using It For Centuries!
You’d have to plug your ears, wear an eye mask and enforce a complete media ban to avoid the controversy about gender-neutral language. But is it important? And does English have an advantage compared to other languages?
Read The World: 10 Books About Paris
Whatever your genre, you’ll find a book worth picking up about the city of lights.
Earth Day Celebrations: A Global Affair Glorifying The Planet
Every day is a good day to give Gaia some love.
7 Non-English Films Better Than Their Hollywood Remakes
The original isn’t necessarily always better, but in a lot of cases it’s worth watching.
A Cultural History Of The Kebab
When you need to eat something quick and tasty, a kebab is something we can all agree on.
The Shakespeares Of Other Languages
Shakespeare didn’t just contribute substantially to many a school’s required reading list — he also left an indelible mark on the English language. Who are some other writers who had a foundational impact on their language?
Cants And Anti-Languages: The Hidden World Of Secret Languages
Sometimes languages aren’t meant to be understood.