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The Spanish Invasion

There is a lot of talk about how Spanish is increasingly overrun by Anglicisms. However, it is also interesting to note that English, at present, has also borrowed a significant number of words from Spanish. This phenomenon is not new. As early as the late eighteenth century, in the United States something could be described […]

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The Etymology of the Word “OK”

Consider the following hypothetical conversation between two people: – Hey, you want to meet up this afternoon? – Yeah, that sounds good. Your place at 8? – OK, see you then Does anyone find it difficult to understand this conversation? Probably not. Is there a term foreign to them? Not really. What’s that “OK”? What […]

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