Category Archives: showbiz

The Language of Hollywood

With the movie industry continuing to churn out remake after remake, and adding further installments to pre-existing franchises instead of finding new stories to tell, we could be forgiven for thinking that there is very little new left to come from Hollywood. Nothing highlights this further for us as language lovers than the decline of(…)


Drag Vocab and How You’re Already Using It

If you’re the kind of person who is forever on social media, your vocabulary probably changes on a fairly rapid basis. Squad goals, on fleek, and savage we might not use all that regularly today, for example because these words have already or are falling out of favor; though we’re still dead at the thought(…)


The Art of Body Language: Donald Trump Edition

  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere for the past year or so, you will be very familiar with Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and all the ludicrous comments, antagonistic viewpoints, and of course the promise of a ‘wall’ that has been spouting. A naturally charismatic and easily influential speaker, Trump has garnered more(…)


Made-Up Languages: Part 1

Languages are a complicated conundrum, are they not? Syntax, synonyms and strange second conditionals… we could go on. They are challenging to learn unless you are one of those cleverly-tongued characters who take to languages like the proverbial duck to water, and even then, learning a new language is possibly one of the most time-consuming(…)


Rock Out and Learn a Language! 5 Bands For German Music Fans

Learning a language isn’t always easy, and sometimes finding extra practice on your own can be a bit challenging. An easy way to get in some extra work without boring yourself into a language coma, is by listening to music in the language you’re studying. It’s an easy way to learn more about popular culture,(…)


4 Of The Most Terrifying Must-See Korean Horror Movies

  Korean horror films are some of the weirdest and goriest mash of paranormal events, family relationships and amputations you will ever see. That being said, there are some definite gems mixed in with the strange. We’ve compiled a list of 4 amazing Korean horror movies for you to sink your teeth into (from the(…)


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(…)


10 Of The Weirdest World Cup Chants Ever

The World Cup is on and countries break out celebrated chants for their teams in all native languages. You may think you know what you’re hearing (“Go team, go”) but translations reveal chants range from poetic and impassioned (“Sing and don’t cry”) to hilarious and rowdy (“With lukewarm tequila, we’ll be champions”).