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French Word of the Day: 'verbaliser' (a verb you think you already know)

If you've been following the French news recently, no doubt you'll have noticed the word "verbaliser" cropping up quite a bit... particularly if you've been reading about changes to driving laws. But ... read more

30 Words You're Definitely Pronouncing Wrong

No, this isn't a sneaky French word. The tendency to say cash-AY stems from the similar-looking cachet (meaning prestige), while cache refers to a storage or hiding place. If your barista hasn't ... read more

Translating Trump — literally

Think about that, in sign language, as you know all ... and with the verb trompe meaning to trumpet to make a noise and consequently also to fart. Patrick: oh my daughter would like that. Nina: Going ... read more

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Acting French

“It was just what you did.” There were five tiers of French students, starting with those who could barely speak a word and scaling ... to this very day in our tacit acceptance of segregation. When ... read more

A Look at the R-Word, the N-Word, and Other Words You Aren't Supposed to Use

The conservatives — usually the politically incorrect name callers — had a field day with ... to hear what you think!” She wrote back immediately, and for me, it will always be the best thing I’ve ... read more

French Expression of the Day: Fais gaffe!

"Faire gaffe"(in the infinitive form) is something you ... French word "gaffe" as in "mistake" or "blunder" and the slang meaning is that they come from different places. It is believed that the slang ... read more

14 Old-Fashioned Ways To Tell Someone Off That We Should Bring Back

They're fun, they're witty, and they'll definitely surprise the person who you may be playfully sparring with. "Back in the day ... insults used ... putting a little pizzaz on the word "grumble." You ... read more

25 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

Elsewhere in the dictionary, however, there are plenty of words being misused ... their way into the day-to-day language of even the most careful grammarians. 1. BARTER DOESN'T MEAN "HAGGLE." iStock ... read more

France vs. America: The sex front

But the land of oo-la-la and voulez-vous coucher avec moi is not exactly what you think it is ... has more to do with the double meaning in words and situations. Most French words, and especially most ... read more

Say What? The Literal Meanings of 30 English Words

Depending on what you think ... that is already full is literally redundant. The root of the word is the Latin verb undare, meaning "to rise and fall like waves". REHEARSE means "to replow a field." ... read more

Why You May Not Be A Boudoir Photographer Even Though You Think You Are

First off, let's hit the etymology of the word boudoir. A Wikipedia entry on the word seems to indicate that boudoir "derives from the French verb bouder ... is wearing lingerie in the photo. See, if ... read more

The Best and Fastest Way to Learn Another Language

It’s easier than you think to learn another language especially since you already know one ... 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And not once, did we receive a grammar lesson from anyone. We didn’t study ... read more

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