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Cursing Abroad: Polish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Polish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Whatever you do, don’t say Polish is ‘basically Russian.’
Cursing Abroad: Indonesian Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Indonesian Insults To Round Out Your Studies

You don’t really know Indonesian until you know how to call someone tacky.
Cursing Abroad: Danish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Danish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

You could self-own yourself with a ‘failure beer.’ Or you could go on the offensive.
The Top 10 Translation Fails Of Historic Proportions

The Top 10 Translation Fails Of Historic Proportions

These mistranslation mishaps are a blast from the past!
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.
10 Foreign Language Tattoo Fails That’ll Make You Reconsider That Permanent Souvenir

10 Foreign Language Tattoo Fails That’ll Make You Reconsider That Permanent Souvenir

Seriously, why wouldn’t you check with a native speaker first?
What’s A Malapropism?

What’s A Malapropism?

For all intensive purposes, malapropisms are a fun figure of speech — and they can teach us something important about language.
11 Wacky Holiday Traditions Around The World

11 Wacky Holiday Traditions Around The World

From caroling with a horse skull to enjoying Christmas Eve at KFC, these holiday customs give the old man in the chimney a run for his money.
The German Animal Names Flowchart

The German Animal Names Flowchart

Animal names in German can be both funny and bizarre due to their lego-like construction. This flowchart shows why.
8 Spanish Words The English Language Is Missing

8 Spanish Words The English Language Is Missing

The following eight Spanish words have been carefully selected from two years on the Iberian peninsula spent studying the language and befriending its people.
9 Hilarious Untranslatable Words In Other Languages

9 Hilarious Untranslatable Words In Other Languages

There may not be a term for these ideas in English, but other languages have really funny words to express them.
7 Fun Pokemon Names In Other Languages

7 Fun Pokemon Names In Other Languages

What’s your favorite Pokemon’s name in another language?
Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Trying to mask your message or disguise your dialogue? Pig Latin is here to elp-hay.
The 15 U.S. Place Names That Make Foreigners Snicker

The 15 U.S. Place Names That Make Foreigners Snicker

From Testicles Lake to the Town of Boob, here are some funny U.S. place names that may be considered offensive (but mostly entertaining) to foreign-language readers.