Language Insights

Why Is Autumn The Only Season With Two Names?

Why Is Autumn The Only Season With Two Names?

The disagreement between autumn and fall is another contentious point for Americans and Brits.
Spoonerisms, Mondegreens And Other Common Language Errors

Spoonerisms, Mondegreens And Other Common Language Errors

Is that thing you just said an eggcorn or a mondegreen?
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Swedish

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Swedish

For starters, it’s one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn.
Why You Forgot Everything You Learned In School (And How To Change That)

Why You Forgot Everything You Learned In School (And How To Change That)

Tired of forgetting all that vocabulary you just crammed? Here are some memory training techniques to help you actually remember what you’ve learned.
7 Ways Social Distancing Has Already Changed The Way We Learn Languages

7 Ways Social Distancing Has Already Changed The Way We Learn Languages

Is there any area of life that hasn’t been affected by the pandemic?
6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

Don’t let memories of the dreaded conjugation tables hold you back. Learning a language as an adult might actually be easier — and more fun — than you think.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Dutch

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Dutch

If nothing else, do it for the koekjes.
Dictionary Of Glishes: Spanglish, Japanglish, Denglish And More

Dictionary Of Glishes: Spanglish, Japanglish, Denglish And More

The impact of the English language extends far and wide.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

Want to finally learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? Besides the obvious benefits that learning any language brings, here are our top 5 reasons to learn Portuguese.
What Is An Idiolect?

What Is An Idiolect?

Each and every one of us has our own idiolect. And that makes language all the more complicated.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Italian

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Italian

Want to learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? Here’s why Italian might be the best choice.
Jargon Watch: Election Lingo And The Language Of Voting

Jargon Watch: Election Lingo And The Language Of Voting

Next time you find yourself in a ‘battleground state,’ watch out for ‘pregnant chads.’
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn German

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn German

There are compelling reasons beyond being really into Goethe and beer.
Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law

Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law

Should you ever find yourself in a courtroom, these words and phrases might be useful.