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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.
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 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.’
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.
How American English Grew Its Wings

How American English Grew Its Wings

When did American English become distinct from British English? A brief chronology.
Who Uses American Sign Language, And Where Is It Used?

Who Uses American Sign Language, And Where Is It Used?

American Sign Language is becoming more popular, but it’s still marred by misconceptions. Here’s a guide to what ASL is, how it was made and why the birth of sign languages is such a cool phenomenon.
A Cultural History Of The Potato In 5 Recipes

A Cultural History Of The Potato In 5 Recipes

You say potato, I say potato. I guess that doesn’t work when you write it down.
Is Language Making Artificial Intelligence Sexist?

Is Language Making Artificial Intelligence Sexist?

How AI acquires human biases from language, and what can be done about it.
The United States Of Accents: General American

The United States Of Accents: General American

People love pointing out each other’s accents, but what about Americans who don’t seem to have one?