History

A Cultural History Of The Taco

A Cultural History Of The Taco

Tacos as the ideal food format: discuss.
Languages Have Families, Too: A Look At The Indo-European Language Family

Languages Have Families, Too: A Look At The Indo-European Language Family

Did you know that almost every language spoken between Iceland and India has the same origin? That’s the Indo-European language family. Let’s take a look at this extremely diverse collection of related languages.
Do Sleeping People Really Go Zzz?

Do Sleeping People Really Go Zzz?

Turns out, sleep sounds are where comics and linguistics collide.
The Secret Language Of Calendar Months

The Secret Language Of Calendar Months

Believe it or not, the month of May was not purposely named for its ability to set us up for annual Star Wars and Justin Timberlake puns.
On The Linguistic Trail With Nomadic Languages

On The Linguistic Trail With Nomadic Languages

Does not having a fixed regional identity change how language evolves?
139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language

139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language

Without the Vikings, English would be missing some awesome words like berserk, ugly, muck, skull, knife, die, and cake!
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.