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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.
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.