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Wyngz And Things: The Highly Specific Language Of Food Labels

Wyngz And Things: The Highly Specific Language Of Food Labels

You spend a lot of your life reading the language of food labels, but how many of these terms do you understand?
The Linguistic Origins Of New Orleans Food

The Linguistic Origins Of New Orleans Food

When it comes to New Orleans food history, language often holds the biggest clues.
10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

Don’t say ‘let’s hang out sometime’ to a German unless you actually mean it.
Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Rather than discuss politics around the table this year, make your feast a linguistic Thanksgiving with these word facts about your meal!
The Multilingual History Of New Orleans

The Multilingual History Of New Orleans

The history of New Orleans is of a constantly shifting cultural landscape. Even focusing on just languages, we found a story filled with fascinating events.
A Cultural History Of Pumpkins And Gourds

A Cultural History Of Pumpkins And Gourds

It’s fall, which means pumpkins have been shoved into every space they can fit into. How did they become ubiquitous? The history of pumpkins provides clues.
The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

Do radio announcers have a specific accent? You bet they do, and it hasn’t always been the same. Here’s a history of radio voices from the 1920s to today.
The United States Of Accents: Native American English

The United States Of Accents: Native American English

In this edition of United States of Accents, we talk about Native American English, or the Reservation Accent, and where it might have come from.
Is Your Friend Faking Their Study Abroad Accent?

Is Your Friend Faking Their Study Abroad Accent?

Did your friend come back from college sounding a bit … different?
The United States Of Accents: New England English

The United States Of Accents: New England English

If you hear “New England Accent” and think Boston: well, not exactly.
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.