English

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

You could say that uppercase letters were…a capital idea.
Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?

Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?

English-speaking accents vary throughout the world. So why are some accents considered such an important indicator of social class?
An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

What is etymology, and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words’ delightfully convoluted backstories.
Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?

Some of these modern words have very little in common with their original forms.
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages

How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages

Plus, how to say common video conferencing terms in 10 languages.
11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

Chances are, you’ve used at least one of these in casual conversation without knowing its problematic past.
8 Books To Help You Learn English

8 Books To Help You Learn English

From classic children’s literature to Hemingway, there’s something on here for English learners of all skill levels.
9 English Words We All Agree Are Ugly

9 English Words We All Agree Are Ugly

Can you guess which word unanimously wins the ugliest?
The Best 60s Slang To Get Your Groove On

The Best 60s Slang To Get Your Groove On

Looking for a blast from the past? Join us as we revisit some of the grooviest 1960s slang.
What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Every language borrows from others to some extent. But it’s not always appreciated.
8 English Words We Can All Agree Are Beautiful

8 English Words We Can All Agree Are Beautiful

Seeking some linguistic loveliness? Looking for a lexicon of luxurious lingo? You’re in the right place.
What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

Are the Brits and Americans really “separated by a common language”? How different are these two versions of English, actually?
Feminist Words: New Vocabulary To Empower Yourself

Feminist Words: New Vocabulary To Empower Yourself

Have you ever experienced something sexist but didn’t have a word to describe it? Fear not: We have a list of feminist words to help convey your experiences so you can feel empowered.