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William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: 50 Everyday Phrases That Came From the Bard
Society & Culture  (tags: Shakespeare, language, popular phrases, 450th birthday, interesting, society, education, culture )

- 1878 days ago -
Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare. Your plays are still the pinnacle, your poetry among the finest and many phrases you coined are still in wide usage.
36 Unexpected Origins Of Everyday British Phrases
Society & Culture  (tags: society, language, interesting, news )

- 1881 days ago -
Etymology, my dear Watson.
Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979 Mapped
Society & Culture  (tags: Protest, unrest, world upheaval, Global Database of Events, Language, Tone, 1979, injustice, unrest )

- 2095 days ago -
From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval. The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone has recorded nearly 250 million events since 1979, according to its website, and is updated daily. People realize injustice.
Our Words Are Our Weapons
Society & Culture  (tags: activism, confucius, criticism, democracy, election 2012, journalism, language, rectification of names )

- 2418 days ago -
Calling lies "lies" and theft "theft" and violence "violence," loudly, clearly, and consistently, until truth becomes more than a bump in the road, is a powerful aspect of political activism.
Is America Becoming a Hispanic Country?
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, usa, Hispanics, demographics, language, culture, education, children, news, interesting, humans, americans )

- 3009 days ago -
The United States is becoming an Hispanic country. And it's happening much faster than anyone expected.
50 Famous & Successful English Majors Who Shatter the Stereotype
Society & Culture  (tags: English majors, language, studens, college, study )

- 3027 days ago -
English majors often get a bad rap, as do most students who choose to study within the liberal arts. But a major in English offers extremely beneficial training in critical thinking, argument development, analysis, communication, and understanding .......
30 Common, English Idioms and the History Behind Them
Society & Culture  (tags: English Idioms, language, phrases, metaphors )

- 3057 days ago -
Every language and dialect involves its own complex system of idioms, metaphors and other bits of figurative language that oftentimes perplex non-native speakers. However, even some of the most well-educated individuals don't always know how even the most
10 Best Languages to Learn Right Now
Society & Culture  (tags: Language, Learning, Education, Colleges, Studies )

- 3165 days ago -
While some languages may be harder to learn than others, it is important to work at your own pace and set goals for yourself when learning new languages.
New Language Discovered in India
Society & Culture  (tags: language, new language, discovery, india )

- 3172 days ago -
A team of linguists announced Tuesday that they have discovered a new and unique language, called Koro, in northeastern India, but immediately warned that it was highly endangered.
Scientist Lives as Inuit for a Year to Save Disappearing Language
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, death, education, language, Inuit )

- 3219 days ago -
A British anthropologist is setting out on a year-long stay with a small community in Greenland in an ambitious attempt to document its dying language and traditions.
American Indian Languages Get 'Breath of Life'
Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, language, culture )

- 3294 days ago -
NORMAN -- Tracey Moore is a member of the Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee and Sac & Fox tribes who aims to help keep their disappearing languages alive by learning, speaking and teaching them
English-Only Early Voting Provides Few Clues!
Society & Culture  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, Language, Politics, culture, society, americans, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, rights, usa )

- 3801 days ago -
Some Nashville precincts showed heavy turnout in early voting on the English-only charter amendment, and not all were near the sole polling place south of downtown. Voters from Belle Meade, Bellevue, Forest Hills, Cane Ridge, Old Hickory and...
Preserving a Culture: Wyoming Arapaho Work to Keep Their Language Alive
Society & Culture  (tags: Arapaho, Wyoming, language, culture, Native Americans, teaching, preservation, history )

- 3892 days ago -
The Algonkian language of the Arapaho is dying out. There are 2 dialects, one spoken by the Northern Arapaho in Wyoming, the other by the Southern Arapaho in Oklahoma. In Wyoming tribal elders want to ensure that their language lives on through the young.
Australians Bid Farewell to 'G'Day Mate': Report
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, crocodile hunter, steve irwin, paul hogan, g'day mate, language, slang )

- 3904 days ago -
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australians who sound like crocodile hunter Steve Irwin or Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan could soon be a relic of the past, a report said on Sunday. Research shows the nasal Australian twang -- exemplified by the late Irwin and the char
Our Chameleon Language
Society & Culture  (tags: language, slang, jargon, words, phrases, popular culture, descriptions, adjectives )

- 3919 days ago -
Entertaining look at language and how its usage evolves through popular culture.

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