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English As An International Universal Language

English As An International Universal Language

Don’t be surprised if in the world’s nooks, crannies and corners you find that little language called English.
7 Phrases You’ll Only Hear In The UK (And How To Use Them Like A Boss)

7 Phrases You’ll Only Hear In The UK (And How To Use Them Like A Boss)

British and UK phrases can be elusive — even to other native English speakers. Here are some of the most popular and their translations.
5 British Christmas Traditions That Other Countries Find Really Confusing

5 British Christmas Traditions That Other Countries Find Really Confusing

Every country has strange customs — the UK just happens to pack most of them in around Christmas time. Here are the strangest traditions of the lot.
But We’re British! A Tour Of The British Isles In 8ish Accents

But We’re British! A Tour Of The British Isles In 8ish Accents

What does a “British accent” sound like? It depends who you’re asking and where you are in the British Isles. Here’s an overview of 8 regional varieties of British English.
How To Spend Your Weekend Like A Born-And-Bred Londoner

How To Spend Your Weekend Like A Born-And-Bred Londoner

London is a huge city, but here’s how its locals choose to experience it.
Quiz: Do You Know The Proper Names For These British Food Items?

Quiz: Do You Know The Proper Names For These British Food Items?

Britain may not be exactly famous for its food, but it is for its food names.
9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

The Welsh language is full of fun, bouncy words that look impossible to pronounce to the average English speaker.
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.
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.
2017 Words Of The Year Around The World

2017 Words Of The Year Around The World

Each December, people all over the globe try to find a single word to sum up the whole year. Here are just a few of the lucky lexical items.
We Tried 6 Hot Drinks From Around The World

We Tried 6 Hot Drinks From Around The World

Sure, what you can get from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts is fine, but why not try out some new drinks to warm your mind and body this year?
How American English Grew Its Wings

How American English Grew Its Wings

When did American English become distinct from British English? A brief chronology.
6 Of The UK’s Funniest Place Names, And The Stories Behind Them

6 Of The UK’s Funniest Place Names, And The Stories Behind Them

From Shitterton to Pity Me to Brokenwind and Dull, the Brits are known the world over for their wicked sense of humor. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the names they have given to their towns and villages. As a small taster, here are just six of them.
How This App Is Helping Brits To Speak A New Language

How This App Is Helping Brits To Speak A New Language

Brits have a bad reputation when it comes to speaking foreign languages, but things might be changing… The winning methodology behind the Babbel language learning app is convincing Brits to break the mould and take the first steps towards multilingualism.