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The Funky Phenomenon of Fake English

The Funky Phenomenon of Fake English

It’s like music to your ears (but ten times more frustrating).
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.
Jargon Watch: Pilot Lingo And The Language Of The Sky

Jargon Watch: Pilot Lingo And The Language Of The Sky

A brief guide to how pilots talk, from Alpha to Zulu.
Verbal Hygiene: How People Can Change The Way We Talk

Verbal Hygiene: How People Can Change The Way We Talk

Stop trying to make fetch happen, it’s not going to happen. Or could it?
Have Brexit And Trump Changed The Languages People Are Learning?

Have Brexit And Trump Changed The Languages People Are Learning?

Babbel’s user data suggests politics may already be affecting the language-learning paradigm in Europe and the States.
Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Are you an ambitious language learner who wants to travel to places where you won’t be able to use English as a crutch? Take note.
What’s The Funniest Word In The World?

What’s The Funniest Word In The World?

A mostly clean exploration of how language and comedy work together.
These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages

These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages

At the International Academy of New York, kids are immersed in English, Mandarin and Spanish — as well as a lived commitment to diversity.
Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In The United Kingdom?

Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In The United Kingdom?

English is number one, but there are a lot of other languages represented throughout the United Kingdom.
How Many People Speak Scots, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Scots, And Where Is It Spoken?

Speaking Scots involves much more than calling people ‘wee lads and lassies.’
How To Speak Australian

How To Speak Australian

It’s not all ‘brekkie’ and ‘barbie.’ To speak like a true Australian, you have to learn to stop being such a wanker first.
How To Say Hello In English

How To Say Hello In English

Lost for words? Is it “Hi,” “Hey” or “Yo!”? Make your first splash into English-speaking society in style, and learn the many ways to say hello in English — like a local!
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With British Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With British Culture?

From those cute phone booths to the Queen, we Americans adore all things England.