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The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

In this installment, we’re exploring the elusive but definitely real Pacific Northwest accent.
8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July

Odds are pretty good you’ll be eating a hot dog on the 4th. And we say that due to a statistical grounding in 4th of July facts.
The United States Of Accents: High Tider

The United States Of Accents: High Tider

In this edition, we talk about High Tider, which is considered the last existing British accent in the United States.
How One Man Created A Written Language From Scratch

How One Man Created A Written Language From Scratch

Sequoyah had never been taught to read a language before, and yet he created the Cherokee written language completely on his own.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Every country is obsessed with itself at least a little, and the United States is no exception.
7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

Meghan Markle will soon join the most famous British family in the world. Luckily, we have a pre-royal wedding primer on the cultural traditions she will need to learn in her new home.
The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

In this edition of the United States of Accents, we look at the varied dialects of the Midwest, which definitely do not sound like ‘Fargo.’
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
How To Flirt With An American

How To Flirt With An American

So you know some words — but can you charm a foreigner? In this series, we’ll examine the unspoken language of love and how it varies around the world.
Around The World In 19 Cups Of Tea

Around The World In 19 Cups Of Tea

What’s the tea on tea in other countries? Here’s a look at how 19 nations take their tea.
The United States of Accents: Southern American English

The United States of Accents: Southern American English

What is the Southern accent? Where did it come from? Why are we calling it Southern American English? All this and more are answered in this installment of the United States of Accents.
The Best Of American Regional Slang

The Best Of American Regional Slang

The internet may be homogenizing the way we speak, but for now, we’ve still got ‘yinz’ and ‘jawn.’
Babbel On: November 2017 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: November 2017 Language News Roundup

A gender fight in France, Dumbledore renamed Dumbiedykes, and more in language news from the past month.
The American Obsession With Ikea

The American Obsession With Ikea

In the over 30 years since the company opened in the United States, IKEA has fully infiltrated American culture. Here are a few reasons why.