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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