The Stories Behind The Most Common English Folk Etymologies
Folk etymologies are fun to read about, but sometimes the true stories are even stranger.
How Is Spanish In Spain Different From Spanish In Latin America?
Is the Spanish spoken across Latin America significantly different from the Spanish spoken in Spain? Does it change from country to country? We consulted native Spanish speakers from six Spanish-speaking countries to find out.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Tennis
Clueless about tennis and keen not to let anyone find out? Here’s you’ll find the most common tennis terms from ace to smash.
School Of British Accents: A Tour Of The British Isles In 8 Dialects
What does a British accent sound like? It depends who you’re asking and where you are in the British Isles.
School Of British Accents: The Geordie Accent
Learn about the history of the accent and how to speak a little of it yourself.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Ballet
If your French lessons are making you feel clumsy, you can always up the difficulty level by taking a ballet class.
A History Of The Word ‘Dude’ From Its Dandy Origins To Today
The word has only been around for about 150 years, but it’s changed a lot during that time.
School of British Accents: The Scouse Accent
The Scouse accent is one of the most recognisable accents in the United Kingdom.
Are Some Languages Spoken Faster Than Others?
Does it seem like that Spanish is way faster than English? It’s not entirely in your head.
21 English Words That Are Actually Greek (And The Stories Behind Them)
Even if you’ve never taken a single lesson, you kind of already speak Greek.
School of British Accents: The Scottish Accent
Scottish English makes a strong case for being one of the coolest accents in the UK, but mastering the accent is no walk in the park! Here’s how you can sound like a bonafide Scot!
A Glossary Of Terms For Vegetarians And Vegans
Various people have abstained from animal products for thousands of years, but our vocabulary for them is relatively new.
School Of British Accents: The Cockney Accent
Love London? Then it’s time you realised your dream of speaking like a real cockney!
How Many People Speak Catalan, And Where Is It Spoken?
It’s a common mistake to assume Catalan is a dialect of Spanish. In truth, it is very much its own regional language.