Hardest Words to Pronounce In English For Both Natives And Non-natives.

A hugely popular Reddit thread reveals the words non-native (and sometimes even native) English-speakers struggle to say. The thread has had been going on for more than two weeks in which users submitted what they considered the most difficult words to pronounce in the English language. Thousands of people responded and below are their Top 10.

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Names That Sound So Inappropriate In Other Languages.

Some words can be innocent in your language but may sound very inappropriate in other languages, especially proper names. Have you ever thought beyond your language when it comes to what your name or other names mean? If you haven’t, you’re in for a surprise. A name could sound totally cute and lovely in your country but can sound very silly and inappropriate in the ears of speakers of other languages. So, here is a list of common names that could raise eyebrows in other languages and cultures.

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20 Awesome Historical Words We Should Bring Back

 Language evolves whether we like it or not.  Language always gains words and features that are incredibly useful but down the road, it also loses equally important features. Below you will find 20 awesome English words that have long been forgotten which we should bring back to daily use.  

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Scrabble rule change allows use of ‘OK’ and other newly added words.

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Scrabble, wordsmiths’ favorite game, has pretty straight forward rules and from time to time they get updated with the addition of new words. According to the latest update to the scrabble dictionary, released by Merriam-Webster  on September 2018, 300 new words were added and are now eligible to be played in a Scrabble game. The game was last updated in 2014.

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English Swear Words Ranked In Order Of Offensiveness.

While you can use some swear words without causing much of a fuss, the use of others can make you come off as offensive and downright rude. Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, ranked all British swear words from mild to strongest based on how offensive speakers perceived them. They interviewed more than 200 people across the UK on how offensive they find a vast array of rude and offensive words and insults. The results are in and here is what they look like.

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Made-up Words That Sound So Cool They Should Actually Exist.

When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” —Through the Looking Glass. Mr. Dumpty led down the most linguistic explanation of how words get their meanings. We, the people, assign what combinations of sounds we want to the meanings we want. With the words below, things are a little different. Although these words sound so cool and laughably logical, unfortunately, they don’t exist. Don’t forget to share with us your favorite. Have a good read 🙂

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Words That People Use Which Don’t Exist.

Ever wonder if all the words people use are words that actually exist? By exist we mean they are recognized and included in English dictionaries. Well, some of the words that people confidently use on a day-to-day basis do not exist. Some say that the use of these words highlights a crucial language feature (i.e. change), while other language snobs disagree and scoff when they hear someone use them. Let’s find these words out.  

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10 Common Words That Used To Mean Something Completely Different.

Language belongs to us and we do with it what we please. We invent new words, new spellings and sometimes whole new languages. When it comes to words, we decide what they mean and we change their meanings at will. That’s what English speakers did to the words below. They used to mean something then took a semantic detour. Let’s find them out.  

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Hilarious idioms from different languages.

 Idioms can tell us a lot about how people use language and interact with one another. They also somehow mirror certain people’s culture as they have very specific cultural meanings that convey societal standards, principles, and beliefs. Because the cultures of the world are beautifully diverse, the idioms that each language uses are unique and may have unexpected meanings at times. We’ve gathered some truly amazing idioms from around the world to showcase this diversity and we hope they appeal to your nerdy brains. 

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This is the word that exists in all human languages, according to research.

Our languages are incredibly diverse and it is highly unlikely to find a word or a handful of words that sound the same in all languages. Except that there is a word that is shared by all human languages,  according to research. Surprise, surprise..the word is ‘huh’.  Weird, huh! Well, it turns out that this is probably a universal word. 

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