Eight fun language facts
According to the Ethnologue database, there are 7,139 living languages in the world today, but over half of the world’s...Read More
How to sound more fluent when you aren’t
If you’ve ever tried learning a foreign language, how did you get on? When you started, what were you aiming...Read More
LGBTQ+ neologisms in Icelandic
Icelanders, as a rule, are very proud of their language. And why not? It’s fascinating. Icelandic is a North Germanic...Read More
Are there Chinese crossword puzzles?
The journalist Arthur Wynne is usually credited with having invented the modern crossword puzzle. His word-cross puzzle in the New...Read More
A few fun French false friends
As I write this in early 2021, it seems unlikely I’ll be visiting France any time soon, more’s the pity....Read More
A Scots English word in disguise
Born and raised in Glasgow as I was, I’ve always been confident I could spot a Scots English word when...Read More
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