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  • English is a fascinating cocktail of other languages, both modern and ancient. In this article, I take a light-hearted look at the how the world of ancient Greece affects our vocabulary today.

    My Big Fat Greek Vocabulary

    My Big Fat Greek Vocabulary

    by Mary Phelan3

  • The words affect and effect are often confused in the English language. Even native English speakers use the two words incorrectly . The difficulty lies that both sound similar and both can be used as nouns and verbs. Here I discuss the differences between affect and effect and how to use them.

    What Is the Difference Between Affect and Effect?

    What Is the Difference Between Affect and Effect?

    by Maggie Bonham2

  • Everything you need to know about Chicago slang, culture, and that infamous accent—so you can sound like you're a Windy City native.

    The Chicago Accent, Slang, and Culture

    The Chicago Accent, Slang, and Culture

    by Melanie Shebel115

  • Of the world’s approximately 6,000 languages, English is said to be one of the easier ones to learn despite its idiosyncrasies of spelling and pronunciation.

    The Oddities of English and Other Languages

    The Oddities of English and Other Languages

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • A game of word definitions created by a malevolent writer who has juggled with the subject matter all his life.

    Dictionary Quiz

    Dictionary Quiz

    by Rupert Taylor5

  • The English language abounds with expressions that have been in common usage for so long that everyone knows exactly what they mean. Known as idioms, many of these expressions have surprising origins.

    10 Common English Idioms and Their Surprising Origins.

    10 Common English Idioms and Their Surprising Origins.

    by Stephen Barnes4

  • Brief comparison between British and American English; then an overview of various native languages, dialects and accents in Britain to highlight the language diversity in UK compared to the USA.

    American vs British Accents, Dialects and Languages

    American vs British Accents, Dialects and Languages

    by Arthur Russ6

  • 50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.

    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    by Ben Reed2

  • It is amazing how the same phrase meant one thing long ago and means something else today. The phrase "ride or die" is one of those phrases. You might know what it means today, but do you know what it meant originally?

    'Ride or Die': Original Meaning and What It Means Today

    'Ride or Die': Original Meaning and What It Means Today

    by Margaret Minnicks8

  • English grammar can be difficult and confusing at times, even for native speakers. Learn more about classifying sentences to improve your speaking and writing skills.

    English Grammar: Classifying Sentences

    English Grammar: Classifying Sentences

    by L Sarhan5

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