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Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

From the rivers of Laos to the islands of Sweden, these book boats are bringing literature and language to the farthest reaches of the globe.
How To Host The Perfect Indonesian Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Indonesian Dinner Party

Fire up the oven and gather your spices. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to host an authentic and delicious Indonesian dinner party.
Beirut: A Trilingual City Of Beautiful Contradictions

Beirut: A Trilingual City Of Beautiful Contradictions

Talking about the language of Beirut is a tricky thing — not only because there are actually three of them, but because they’re intimately tied to the city’s diverging cultures.
Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Does your last encounter with the Klingon language have you thinking, “What on Qo’noS was that?” Worry not: Today we’re breaking down Klingon’s linguistic features into their human language counterparts.
Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Star Trek or 1984, you’ve been exposed to some of pop culture’s favorite conlangs. Here’s a guide.
Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Biological diversity and linguistic diversity are linked in ways that might surprise you.
The Definitive Guide To Mexican Salsas (With A Heat Scale)

The Definitive Guide To Mexican Salsas (With A Heat Scale)

If you’ve ever secretly wondered what the difference between all those salsas on the restaurant table is — here’s your guide.
From Coast To Culture To Communism: Why You Should Visit Albania

From Coast To Culture To Communism: Why You Should Visit Albania

Looking to visit a beautiful mediterranean country for a fraction of the price of Italy or Greece? Consider Albania, the up-and-coming destination of the Balkans.
The Differences Between French And Martinique’s French Creole

The Differences Between French And Martinique’s French Creole

French may be the official language of Martinique but the Martinicans’ mother-tongue is Martinican Creole, a language largely based on French but totally incomprehensible by ‘les Métropolitains’ in mainland France.
Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?

Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?

Learning to say “sorry” in other languages is useful, but what you also need to know is when it’s appropriate to say “sorry” in different cultures.
On The Clock Around The World: International Work Culture

On The Clock Around The World: International Work Culture

Wherever they take the longest vacations is where I want to be.
Mezcal vs. Tequila: Everything You Need To Know About These Mexican Spirits

Mezcal vs. Tequila: Everything You Need To Know About These Mexican Spirits

Do you know the main differences between these two popular liquors? A Mexican native explains everything you ever wanted to know.