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A New Dialect Emerges in Miami

Every country has different accents for different regions within their country. In the U.S. there are many identifiable accents like the New York accent (Noo-Yawk). It has distinct features, for example the dropping of the R. Another example is the southern accent. It stretches across the southern states and is distinctive for its draw. The […]

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How to Speak/Write English the Canadian Way

Canada is the second largest country in the world. So depending on which part of Canada you’re visiting, you may encounter different accents, slang, and vocabulary. Furthermore, there are 2 official languages, English and French, but for this post I would like to focus on Canadian English. Canadian English is an interesting blend of British […]

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What Happened to the Letter Q in Turkish?

  When Turkey first became a democratically recognized sovereign country in the 1920s, it made some major changes that greatly affected the life and the culture of its citizens. In 1928, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey decreed that the language of Turkish would be Romanized, adapting a version of the Latin alphabet […]

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Brand before Product

There are a lot of product brands that impose themselves so heavily on the market that they end up really owning their product name. It is a very interesting phenomenon, as is knowing what to do when you have to translate them. In Spanish there are some clear examples in which products take the name […]

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