Language Insights

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

You could say that uppercase letters were…a capital idea.
Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Throughout the world, queer people have developed forms of communication with one another that outsiders can’t understand. What are these secret languages like?
LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

How increased awareness and efforts for inclusivity have fueled the evolution of LGBTQ terms and queer language.
All In The Language Family: The Celtic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Celtic Languages

The Celtic languages are pretty much only found in the British Isles today, but were at one point spoken throughout Europe.
What Are The Most Spoken Languages In The U.S.?

What Are The Most Spoken Languages In The U.S.?

Exploring America’s most common languages and the geography and culture of the people who speak them.
What’s The Cutest Word In The World?

What’s The Cutest Word In The World?

And could you even handle it if you knew?
Taboo Words And Why We Use Them

Taboo Words And Why We Use Them

Whether you know it or not, your vocabulary is filled with taboo-avoiding words and phrases.
All In The Language Family: The Altaic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Altaic Languages

Are the Altaic languages all part of one big language family? It’s complicated.
All In The Language Family: The Amerindian Languages

All In The Language Family: The Amerindian Languages

To start, the indigenous languages of the Americas are not technically part of one big ‘family.’
What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

Are the Brits and Americans really “separated by a common language”? How different are these two versions of English, actually?
How Many People Speak Spanish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Spanish, And Where Is It Spoken?

You might know Spanish, but do you KNOW Spanish?
How Geography Affects Language

How Geography Affects Language

From the mountains high to the valleys low, the way we speak has something to show.
How Many People Speak Irish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Irish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Speaking Irish involves a lot more than saying “Top of the morning to ya!”