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National dishes around the world represented by a Margherita pizza, the national dish of Italy.

16 National Dishes And How To Order Them

This is for people hungry for knowledge. Or just regular hungry.
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Everything You Need To Know About The Maltese Language

A fascinating language that tells a lot about Malta’s history.
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The Eccentric History Of English Spelling (And Why It’s So Maddeningly Difficult)

Why is it so difficult to spell words in English? It turns out that the inconsistency of English spelling is a long, rambling history with many people to blame along the way.
English basics represented by a group of friends roller blading during the evening in California in front of a sandy beach, with a blue frame around the image with the word English in the bottom left corner.

English Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Everything we’ve written about English, all in one place.
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Real Language Teachers Share Their Favorite Tips For Learning

You heard it straight from the expert’s mouth.
Ish meaning represented by a woman teaching a class in front of a white board with four students seated in the foreground.

What Is The Meaning Of ‘Ish’?

It’s only three letters, but it can do a lot.

The German Alphabet: Your Pronunciation Guide

The German alphabet has 30 letters, but you are more familiar with them than you think.
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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Technically, they never did, but the answer is more complicated than that.
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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.
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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?
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11 Bloody Brilliant British English Phrases

If it’s your dream to enjoy a cream tea with the King, or treat yourself to a pint down the pub, you’ll need to master these essential British phrases!
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Where Do English Words Come From?

Well, they come from all over, you see.