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A mainstay of the English-speaking internet, below pictures of funny cats but nonetheless readily familiar, is the article about German words that, depending on the slant of the article, either reveal the inimitability of the German psyche or deserve to be imitated in English. Far more than French, say, or Italian, the German language has […]more
Although Canadian English is often lumped together with American English, Canadian English stands apart as its own distinct variety of English. One of the ways that it stands apart is its vocabulary, which includes several borrowings from Quebecois French. Take the quiz below to see how well you know your Canadian English!more
Debunking a word myth Having just moved to Toronto, Ontario from Berkeley, California, one thing that is on my mind, as well as on my front yard, is snow. Crunching through the drifts on my way to the subway, or when I walk my dog Dexter, gives me a lot of time to contemplate the […]more