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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.
Why Do So Many People Smoke Cigarettes In Europe?

Why Do So Many People Smoke Cigarettes In Europe?

You’re not imagining it: cigarette smoking in Europe really is more prevalent than in the U.S. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Whether you’re forward with love interests or prefer to admire from a distance, there’s a country that matches your style. Try our flirting quiz to find out where you’d thrive!
The United States Of Accents: A Guide To The American Ways Of Speaking

The United States Of Accents: A Guide To The American Ways Of Speaking

There are a lot of American Accents out there, and we’re trying to explore all of them in our series, ‘The United States Of Accents.’
10 Most Spoken Languages In North America

10 Most Spoken Languages In North America

You can probably guess the language that takes the top spot, but what else makes the list?
What Is Franglais, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Franglais, And Where Is It Spoken?

Parlez-vous franglais? The odd mashup of English and French has led to a variety of different linguistic combinations around the world.
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.