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The History Of The Spanish Language And Its Many Influences

The History Of The Spanish Language And Its Many Influences

Have you ever wondered about the history of the Spanish language? Let’s travel back in time and discover where everything began.
International Music Festivals: Rhythm Around The World

International Music Festivals: Rhythm Around The World

Wave your lighter in the air like you just don’t care.
The Story Of Some Famed Dessert Names

The Story Of Some Famed Dessert Names

Don’t read this article on an empty stomach.
Who’s Afraid Of A Semicolon?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?
A Cultural History Of Tomatoes

A Cultural History Of Tomatoes

You say tomato, I say tomato. Have I made this joke before?
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.