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The German Animal Names Flowchart

The German Animal Names Flowchart

Animal names in German can be both funny and bizarre due to their lego-like construction. This flowchart shows why.
Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents

Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents

From Egyptian pharaohs with British accents to foreign settings where everyone speaks accented English, the Hollywood formula for depicting “foreignness” or “otherness” relies on some odd and outdated stereotypes.
Reverse The Polarity! What Is Technobabble And Why Do We Use It?

Reverse The Polarity! What Is Technobabble And Why Do We Use It?

If you watch Science Fiction, you’ve inevitably encountered technobabble. Here’s what it is and why we use it in storytelling.
How To Say Cute, and 8 Other French Words We Love

How To Say Cute, and 8 Other French Words We Love

French has many “why don’t we have a word for that?” words and even more that are just plain beautiful. Here’s a short list of my 9 favorite French words.
8 Spanish Words The English Language Is Missing

8 Spanish Words The English Language Is Missing

The following eight Spanish words have been carefully selected from two years on the Iberian peninsula spent studying the language and befriending its people.
10 Spooky Halloween Facts (That You Might Not Know)

10 Spooky Halloween Facts (That You Might Not Know)

Halloween celebrations are fun and spooky in all the right ways. But don’t get caught unaware – make sure you know these 10 fun Halloween facts.
Communicating With Dolphins: Will Humans Learn Their Language?

Communicating With Dolphins: Will Humans Learn Their Language?

What we already know about dolphin language, and what we hope to learn with the help of technology.
6 Clever Examples Of Portmanteau In Other Languages

6 Clever Examples Of Portmanteau In Other Languages

Isn’t it fun to smash words together and see what results?
The Story Of Some Famed Dessert Names

The Story Of Some Famed Dessert Names

Don’t read this article on an empty stomach.
Soothing Words In Other Languages

Soothing Words In Other Languages

The world is a harsh, unforgiving place. Here are some peaceful words to serve as balm for your frazzled nerves.
Jargon Watch: Modern Dating Slang And The Language Of Love

Jargon Watch: Modern Dating Slang And The Language Of Love

Are young people and/or media publications just making up new dating terms for sport these days? Maybe, but here’s what they mean anyway.
Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Polish?

Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Polish?

Can you pass the ultimate Polish weekdays test?