Slang From The 1920s That Needs To Make A Comeback
A lot can change for a language in 100 years. Here’s our list of lingo from the Roaring Twenties that deserves a comeback in 2020.
These Are America’s Most Mispronounced Words Of 2019
A rapper, a presidential candidate and a famous cathedral all made this year’s list of America’s most mispronounced words.
How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit
Here’s what four different Brits living in Berlin think about Brexit.
‘Letterkenny’ Language And How Writers Create Dialects
You may have heard of conlangs before, but there’s a new category to explore: conlects.
Why Do Young People Use Commas So Weirdly?
If you’ve seen people using the comma ellipsis and think they’re making a mistake,,, they’re not.
Anachronisms In ‘Downton Abbey’: Terms That The Show Got Totally Wrong
‘Quid’ is not the proper term for a proper lady.
What Are Diphthongs, And How Common Are They?
If you’re studying linguistics, languages or even singing, you’ve probably heard of diphthongs. Here’s an overview of what they are.
A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could
The New Zealand accent is something of a rare gem for linguists, as it was the first dialect to have its entire development recorded on tape. But first the humble Kiwi accent had to survive an attempt from the motherland to thwart its colonial twang.
What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?
What is Received Pronunciation, and where does this British accent come from? We explore this and other terms (perhaps one we should use instead!).
Which Languages Are The Closest To English?
Are you curious about which languages are closest to English? We’ve ranked our six closest relatives, and given a little insight into why we’re so similar.
How To Host The Perfect English Dinner Party
You’re gonna need something a little more substantial than scones.
10 Māori Words Commonly Used In New Zealand English
What are the most common Māori words in New Zealand English? A kiwi native explains.