Fascinating Language Facts You Didn’t Know Noam Chomsky once said,  “A language is not just words. It’s a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It’s all embodied in a language.”  It no wonder why we are so fascinated by language. So here are some […]

20 Bizarre Insults From Around The World Just The Flight has collected twenty insults from around the world and put them into one handy infographic, in case you find yourself in a foreign country and aren’t sure how to insult people.

These Comics Compare Chinese Culture With Western Culture Through Everyday Life “My name is Siyu. I was born and raised in Beijing, and I’ve spent last 10 years traveling, studying and working abroad in the US, UK, and France. Many people that I met were curious about China, but their impressions of China would end […]

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language Study finds engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than “dumping words” on them. At the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, John Gabrieli’s lab is studying how exposure to language may influence brain function in children.

This Comical Map Shows What Each Country Leads The World In Everyone thinks there’s something that they’re the best at. With the aid of this rather impressive map, website DOGHOUSEDIARIES has put this to the test. They collected information from various sources and sprinkled in some quirkier rankings since many countries led the world in multiple things. […]

Things Bilingual People Do According to Steven Linn, being bilingual is about one of the coolest skills in life. In this video he demonstrates how some of his bilingual friends do things just a bit differently than the rest of the world..  

The Benefits of Being Bilingual (TedTalk) It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one […]

Study Says Alcohol Improves Foreign Language Skills   Researchers in the Netherlands and England found that consuming a small amount of alcohol made it easier to speak a foreign language. The study consisted of 50 German students studying abroad in the Netherlands. Each student had to communicate with native Dutch speakers. Although none of the […]

MRI Scan Of  People Speaking Different Languages Phonetically rich Finnish sentences recorded during an MRI session:   Dynamic MRI of adult female speaking Lao:     Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge (Mozart) – Anna-Maria Hefele:

Map of European Stereotypes In case you want to offend your way across Europe: (Luke Bailey) Vivalanga does not endorse these stereotypes, this is merely for fun.

Cultural Torture: A Guide On How To Annoy People In Different Countries If you ever were curious how to annoy people in their own countries, Cale the artist behind the webcomic “Things In Squares” has you covered.   1. Things In Squares   2. Things In Squares 3. Things In Squares 4. Things In Squares […]

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