These aren’t your typical loan words. Here are a few words and phrases inspired by foreign languages (but with totally different meanings in Russian).
Feminism’s been in the news a lot lately, from Beyoncé to the 2016 election, to the Women’s March and #MeToo. But what is feminism really about? What does the word “feminism” actually mean?
The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost upon us, and you may come across some words with interesting origins. Test your knowledge with this quiz!
What rude words, insults and phrases might you hear on your trip through time? Here are some of our favorite and most interesting put-downs of yesteryear.
Some words we take for granted were originally concocted as mean-spirited insults. Here’s the history of derogatory terms that were reclaimed and became mainstream.
Learning a bit of Latin is a cool way to delve into your own language. Take a look at the following Latin expressions and get ready to impress your most intellectual of friends!
What new (or, to be exact, old) words and phrases would you hear if you traveled back to 16th century Tudor England? And what would they mean?
Why is it so difficult to spell words in English? It turns out that the inconsistency of English spelling is a long, rambling history with many people to blame along the way.
So, did you know you could speak Greek? With over 150,000 words of Greek origin in English, this doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea after all.