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Here's a really interesting and surprisingly simple breakdown of the Russian alphabet from writer Peter Starr Northrop and cartoonist Ryan Estrada. Give it a few minutes of your time and you'll be confidently sounding out Russian words by the end. Ne...
Life is full of ki-do-ai-raku (kee-doh-ah-ee-rah-koo; delight-anger-sorrow-fun), and some phrases slip out of our mouths repeatedly in response to different daily
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Explore what makes words into swearwords, why most Americans use them and how society responds to swearing. We'll also look at one of its most fascinating aspects -- the way it affects your brain.
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Many languages include words that don't have a simple counterpart in another language. Here are ten words that are particularly difficult to translate.
"Unkempt" is another example of an orphaned piece of a word. The word "kempt", meaning "combed", has long since vanished.
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Palindromes are phrases or sentences that read the same forward and backward. How can that be possible? Read 15 palindromes and find out.
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