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· May, 2014

Stories about Language from May, 2014

VIRAL VIDEO: ‘But We're Speaking Japanese’

A video skit of a Japanese waitress serving a group of foreign-looking customers who speak Japanese has gone viral. The clip has resonated among many Japanese-speaking expats who occasionally experience how...

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

Helping Children Learning Urdu Alphabets

Chowrangi blog informs about a free interactive mobile app which introduces kids to Urdu alphabets and words. The app titled “Urdu Ustad” originally had the diaspora Urdu-speaking families as its...

Cuba: Throwing Sticks at Language

Havana Times explores the origin of a controversial idiom that brings into focus “the sexual idiosyncrasies of people in the Caribbean and those of Cubans in particular.”

A Poet Opens Her Eyes In the Metropolis: Juana M. Ramos in New York City

"This huge urban centre, New York, opened up my eyes and made me look at myself, also multiplied, in conceiving myself as Salvadorian, Central American, Latin American."

Bocas Literary Festival Showcases Caribbean Literature

The 2014 NGC Bocas LitFest in Trinidad and Tobago has closed to rave reviews on social media about the "great things" the event is doing to promote Caribbean literature.

Who's a “Mirrey”? Spotting Glamour and Excess in Mexico

A look into the "mirrey" style that many Mexicans hold (or yearn for). It is an evidence of the social discrimination that exists in Mexico.

Online Tools And Resources For Learning Bangla Language

Kolkata based British expat blog My Bangla Diary posts an interview with Steve Capell, the creator of Bangla Tangla. This resourceful website by Capell contains useful tools and contents for...

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