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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?
Why Does The English Alphabet Lack Accent Marks?

Why Does The English Alphabet Lack Accent Marks?

It’s not like we couldn’t benefit from them, considering how counterintuitive English spelling can be.
Jargon Watch: Surfer Slang And The Language Of The Waves

Jargon Watch: Surfer Slang And The Language Of The Waves

If your knowledge of surfers stops after “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” you might want to learn a little bit more about the sport’s lingo.
Connected Speech: What Is It And How Do You Use It?

Connected Speech: What Is It And How Do You Use It?

What is connected speech and how does it manifest itself in English? One of our linguistics experts explains.
English As An International Universal Language

English As An International Universal Language

Don’t be surprised if in the world’s nooks, crannies and corners you find that little language called English.
Your Quick Guide To (Almost) Every English Accent

Your Quick Guide To (Almost) Every English Accent

There are dozens (upon dozens) of English accents across the globe, but here’s a quick guide to the most notable.
The Hardest Spelling Bee Words Tend To Have This Thing In Common

The Hardest Spelling Bee Words Tend To Have This Thing In Common

The English language has borrowed a lot from other languages, and as it turns out, some root languages present trickier spelling conundrums than others.
What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

Yes, there are languages spoken in Antarctica. While there’s no official census, we can make an educated guess as to which ones.
Australians And Their Confusing Love For American Words

Australians And Their Confusing Love For American Words

On a spectrum of the English language, Australia seems torn between two worlds: British English and American English. Here’s why, in spite of it all, Aussies love American words.
Eponyms Everywhere: 8 English Words That Came From Names

Eponyms Everywhere: 8 English Words That Came From Names

When you boycott a business or play the saxophone, you’re putting eponyms to use! Here are 8 common words that derive from people’s names.
111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

Spanish and English have been trading vocabulary (and culture) for centuries. Here are just some of the Spanish words in English that you use all the time.
The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun

The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun

While traditionally associated with southern American dialects, “y’all” isn’t confined to a singular geographic region.
How To Update Your English Pronunciation

How To Update Your English Pronunciation

So you already speak English, but are you concerned that you sound a little too much like the Queen and not enough like Idris Elba? These tips are here to help.