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Expand Your Vocabulary With This Site of Untranslatable Words

One of the best parts of learning a new language is discovering words that we don’t have in English. Many of them describe a specific feeling or mindset — like schadenfreude — that we’ve experienced, but have never had a word to capture it. Some of these words are so…

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How to Get Your Point Across Online, With Linguist Gretchen McCulloch

Have you ever spun out over why your friend ended that text with a period? Or missed the subtle sarcasm in an unpunctuated email? We’re clearing up all of these online miscommunications and more this week with help from internet linguist, Gretchen McCulloch. Listen in to hear Gretchen talk about…