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The 15 U.S. Place Names That Make Foreigners Snicker

The 15 U.S. Place Names That Make Foreigners Snicker

From Testicles Lake to the Town of Boob, here are some funny U.S. place names that may be considered offensive (but mostly entertaining) to foreign-language readers.
The Multilingual History Of New Orleans

The Multilingual History Of New Orleans

The history of New Orleans is of a constantly shifting cultural landscape. Even focusing on just languages, we found a story filled with fascinating events.
What Is The Pizza Of France? And Other Questions Of Vital Importance

What Is The Pizza Of France? And Other Questions Of Vital Importance

In our quest to comprehend international food and pop culture, we pose a few theoretical questions.
Why Don’t Americans Know More Foreign Languages?

Why Don’t Americans Know More Foreign Languages?

America is behind much of the world in foreign language education. What is it exactly that contributes to a language-learning culture, and what’s causing our foreign language deficit?
The United States Of Accents: Native American English

The United States Of Accents: Native American English

In this edition of United States of Accents, we talk about Native American English, or the Reservation Accent, and where it might have come from.
The United States Of Accents: New England English

The United States Of Accents: New England English

If you hear “New England Accent” and think Boston: well, not exactly.
Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Your big, doofy American grin might not win you any favors in certain countries.
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.’