On The Linguistic Trail With Nomadic Languages
Does not having a fixed regional identity change how language evolves?
International Music Festivals: Rhythm Around The World
Wave your lighter in the air like you just don’t care.
Who’s Afraid Of A Semicolon?
In ‘Semicolon,’ historian Cecelia Watson dives into the odd history of the fascinating punctuation mark.
14 Words That Used To Mean Something Else
The cool thing about etymology is that it actually doesn’t guarantee anything!
9 Surprising Polyglots Throughout History
Cleopatra, James Joyce, Ho Chi Minh and other historical figures who added “polyglot” to their long list of accomplishments.
What Language Is Spoken In Jamaica?
Though English is technically the official language, Jamaica is home to a unique linguistic legacy unlike any other in the world.
What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?
Celebrating revolution with fireworks, parades and parties? You might think you’re in the United States if you’re not paying attention…
5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union
Why do the actors in HBO’s miniseries speak with British accents? Was the native language of Chernobyl Russian? Let’s dive into the language and culture questions of this popular show.
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.
The Origins Of 10 Space Terms That Are Out Of This World
Words like “nebula,” “galaxy” and “cosmos” can summon up lots of romantic images of space exploration, but where did these terms come from in the first place?