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Some strange Americanisms

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Sports are huge in America. Everywhere you look there’s coverage of football, basketball, baseball… and pretty much any other sport you can name. People are constantly talking about sports too, and so vocabulary differences come up. It’s not just a case of ‘soccer’ (in the US) vs ‘football’ (in the UK): there are plenty of(…)


Ig-pay atin-lay or Loffelsprache

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Pig Latin (Ig-pay atin-lay) is the simple “language” (or more accurately code) we learn as kids to try and confuse our elders. But did you know that other languages have their own version of Pig Latin? German-speakers have Loffelsprache for example: 2. LÖFFELSPRACHE — GERMAN In German Löffelsprache, or “spoon language,” a “lew,” “lef” or(…)