In all of Latin America, Brazil is the only country whose primary language is Portuguese. How is it that South America’s largest country came to speak an entirely different language than every other country in the continent?
Beware the language police.
If you want to recover well and improve your life, what you say may be the key.
Left-handedness is no longer seen as an abnormality.
10 traits of those who have moved to a new spiritual order.
I can only imagine a translator trying to translate some of our slang to another language. Much of it would not make sense at all.
When we’re talking about violence, language can have a huge effect on whether a person hearing about a given situation feels safe or threatened by the description.
There are so many great English phrases, but John Faithful Hamer tells us why these are his three favorite.
Deliberately constructing the emphasis on an individual’s suffering.
DiaryDad is teaching his kids to swear like the “best” of ’em. I have given up on watching my language around my kids. I don’t let them swear though and I have no problem with the double standard either. I have friends on both sides of the fence on this issue. Some are very careful…
We use phrases everyday that most people don’t really understand. Take a few minutes to learn the interesting history behind these common terms.
Hector Ray shares a powerful principle about the words you speak.
In most cases, the language that reminds us of our masculinity is gendered – and denegrating to women. It tells us that women are weak, and we have to be better than that. Every time this happens, we learn more and more that exhibiting ‘feminine’ qualities is something to be avoided. At all costs.
Europeans have long been fascinated with the American West, and a new linguistic phenomenon in Norway shows us why.
When you deprive language of its freedom to be somewhat slippery, squishy, and imprecise, you deprive it, as well, of its talismanic power to illuminate the world around us.
Easier than it looks? The Florence Myles on picking up a new language.