United States

What Language Was Spoken At The First Thanksgiving?

What Language Was Spoken At The First Thanksgiving?

You probably know the story of the First Thanksgiving, but do you know the indigenous language behind it?
Here Are The Best And Worst States For Language Education

Here Are The Best And Worst States For Language Education

The percentage of K-12 students enrolled in foreign language classes differs vastly depending on which state you live in. Find out how your state stacks up.
Which European Countries Are The Best At Language Learning?

Which European Countries Are The Best At Language Learning?

We look at statistics for when European countries start teaching languages.
Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Language and superstition are entwined with each other like broken mirrors and bad luck.
How American Is The Hot Dog?

How American Is The Hot Dog?

It’s a hot dog-eat-hot dog world.
How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages

How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages

In the fight for inclusivity, LGBTQ and gender equality advocates come face-to-face with the deeply intertwined nature of gender and language.
Jargon Watch: Surfer Slang And The Language Of The Waves

Jargon Watch: Surfer Slang And The Language Of The Waves

If your knowledge of surfers stops after “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” you might want to learn a little bit more about the sport’s lingo.
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.
What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

Esperanto is the most famous constructed language, and its popularity seems to be growing.
Quiz: Can We Guess Which Region You’re From Based On Your Dialect?

Quiz: Can We Guess Which Region You’re From Based On Your Dialect?

Take our American accent quiz to see if the way you pronounce things and the words you use can help us guess which U.S. region you’re from.
The Etymology Of American State Names: All 50 Explained

The Etymology Of American State Names: All 50 Explained

If you don’t know what to call your new state, naming it after a mountain or river seems to be a safe bet.