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Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Your big, doofy American grin might not win you any favors in certain countries.
What’s The Difference Between A Language, A Dialect And An Accent?

What’s The Difference Between A Language, A Dialect And An Accent?

Confused by what people mean when they talk about languages, dialects and accents? You’re not alone.
The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

In this installment, we’re exploring the elusive but definitely real Pacific Northwest accent.
Jargon Watch: Journalism And The Language Of News

Jargon Watch: Journalism And The Language Of News

Working for a newspaper requires a lot of very specific skills, one of which is knowing all the journalism jargon that’s out there. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most-used terms!
The United States Of Accents: High Tider

The United States Of Accents: High Tider

In this edition, we talk about High Tider, which is considered the last existing British accent in the United States.
How One Man Created A Written Language From Scratch

How One Man Created A Written Language From Scratch

Sequoyah had never been taught to read a language before, and yet he created the Cherokee written language completely on his own.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Every country is obsessed with itself at least a little, and the United States is no exception.
7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

American barbecue may be the most famous, but the United States isn’t the only country that prepares delicious meat dishes.
The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

In this installment, we talk about how English came to the 50th state and how Pidgin became central to the identity of Hawaii.
7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

Meghan Markle will soon join the most famous British family in the world. Luckily, we have a pre-royal wedding primer on the cultural traditions she will need to learn in her new home.
The International Art Of Meditation (And Why Americans Are Hooked)

The International Art Of Meditation (And Why Americans Are Hooked)

Meditation and mindfulness may have global roots and use ancient language, but their proven benefits have made them very popular in the U.S.
The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

In this edition, we talk about the accents found in southern Louisiana and the immigrants who brought them there.
Have Brexit And Trump Changed The Languages People Are Learning?

Have Brexit And Trump Changed The Languages People Are Learning?

Babbel’s user data suggests politics may already be affecting the language-learning paradigm in Europe and the States.