Monthly Archives: August, 2016

Up-close on Canada: An Introduction to Aboriginal Languages

There are over 60 Aboriginal languages in Canada. What do you know about them? Did you know, that only a little over 200,000 people in Canada speak an Aboriginal Language as their mother tongue? You’d be hard-pressed to find many people in Canada who even know these languages exist let alone their wide variety, interesting grammatical structure,(…)


Esperanto, the Language of the Future

Odd question alert: When you look at the future, what language do you see? Are you someone who sees the reality that is the sheer number of Mandarin speakers exploding so that it becomes the dominant language? Are you a native English speaker clinging on to the English as lingua franca idea? Or can you(…)


Pokémon’s Influence on the Language of Virtual Reality

Unless you have been living under a rock these past few weeks, you’ll know what Pokémon Go is. Chances are, even if you haven’t played the game for yourself, you have become familiar with some new vocabulary such as pokestop: And pokemon gym – even if up until now you were clueless as to what(…)


Gibraltar: Are We Still in the UK?

When you hear The Rock, we are sure your first thoughts fly to the one and only Dwayne Johnson; former WWE wrestler, current actor, all-round sweetheart if what The Internet tells us is true. But no, we’re not thinking about that The Rock, although we are sure he’d be lovely company on holiday. No, The(…)


Dante Alighieri’s Way with Words

In our final look at language maestros, we are heading back to the Middle Ages to discover the works, and impacts, of Dante. Dante’s depictions of hell, purgatory, and heaven make an episode of Supernatural seem like going on a teacup ride at The Magic Kingdom. Or perhaps we are just easily scared… let’s take(…)