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Hoorahs and Cat Holes: Slang in the U.S. Armed Forces


The use of slang in the military has been an ongoing tradition for troops worldwide.  It is seemingly almost as vital to the military’s communications as its radios and messengers. The many historic wars that the United States has been engaged in has evolved the slang, or jargon, that its armies use in order to(…)

Twitter’s Biggest Celebrities Have The Baddest Grammar


When potentially good tweets go grammatically bad, it sends a little shiver of sadness through the education system’s hearts and minds. Not to mention a tinge of embarrassment across the cheeks of some celebrity parents. These five famous stars have all been in the public spotlight lately; not for their successful careers, but because of(…)

Culturally Diverse US States Share Language Program Shortages


  California, Texas, Ohio, and Montana – they all have something in common that might not be well known. They all happen to suffer from a national shortage of the multilingual educators they need in order to fulfil their state’s foreign language programs, and ESL (English as a Second Language) educational courses; along with a mutual need(…)

Eskimos Have 50 Words for Snow & Other Linguistic Myths Busted


Simple misconceptions about other languages, cultures, and societies are nothing new to the world, nor to the World Wide Web. Most of the public’s confusion about the subject of other languages is usually started by misunderstandings in translations and cultural differences of perception. Eskimos Have 50 Words for Snow One of the most well-known differences(…)

A New Look at Old Languages: The Indo-European Language Tree


The scholars that have studied the origins of the human vernacular have been of two minds in history; the faction that believes in the cultural scenario of the advancement of human speech, and the stalwarts who believe in the biological scenario of the evolution of language. The Cultural Scenario This is the belief that language(…)