Category Archives: quirk

9 Surprising Facts About the Korean Language

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South Korea isn’t huge: it’s the 109th-largest country in the world. But despite its small physical size, it’s made quite an impact internationally. Its automobiles such as Hyundai and Kia are sold all over the world; its catchy K-Pop tunes are gaining traction worldwide; and its delicious cuisine can be found in restaurants throughout the(…)


10 Must-Know Arabic Idioms & Proverbs

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As a language that stretches back as far as the 6th century, Arabic is definitely one of the oldest, and most fascinating languages in the world. Proverbs were always an important part of Classical Arabic, Modern Arabic’s ancestor, and still hold sway in the language today. Furthermore, some of these proverbs and idioms have spread,(…)


Join in Pride Month: some ideas to commemorate this date

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Since 1994, LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June in the USA (and in many other parts of the world). Typically, there are events and parades all throughout the country to promote this annual festivity and the community it celebrates. This year’s ceremonies might be a bit different due to the pandemic and the current(…)


These are the 3 most popular sports in the United Arab Emirates

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If you are visiting the United Arab Emirates this year, why not consider taking in a little sport while you are there? In between sightseeing the incredible urban sprawl of the city of Dubai and touring the dunes on a camel safari, a little time on the side of a court or pitch might just(…)


4 great TV and radio shows for learning Spanish

TV and radio programmes can be a great addition to your studies if you’re learning Spanish. Not only are they short blasts of music, news, or information that you can fit into your schedule, but they are up to date and interesting. There is little more off-putting than an outdated textbook from decades past, after(…)


Do you know these other-than-Christmas December festivities?

Christmas is not the only December festivities there is. Have you ever heard about these?

With Christmas trees, cards, gift wrap, and just about every other piece of Christmas paraphernalia out there, it’s easy to think that Christmas is the only holiday celebrated in December. Easy, but wrong! Here are some of the other December festivities taking place around the world; do any inspire you to travel?   Hanukkah  (…)


8 Wacky English Words that Sound Completely Made-Up

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The English language is both complex and quirky. Its idioms, words that aren’t pronounced at all like they’re spelled,  and confusing (or contradictory) rules, all from a part of the wonderful language we call English. So don’t be a nincompoop and stop your lollygagging, and read onto to learn about some of the craziest English(…)