Tag Archives: Etymology

15 Forgotten Christmas Words to Make Your Holiday Merry

Are we too late? Or perhaps right on time. Possibly… but it’s that time of year again. For all those language lovers out there, have a sit after all the gift unwrapping is said and done and take in a little Christmas linguistics fun. Here are some long and perhaps not-so-long forgotten words associated with(…)


English Speakers: You Already Know these 30 Dutch Words

Even though I’ve been trying to study Dutch for years (for heritage’s sake), I have to agree that sometimes it does seem rather alien. At first, I thought learning my grandfather’s language wouldn’t be hard. For one, I was convinced my tongue and vocal chords were genetically predisposed to making weird guttural sounds. (For this, you’d(…)


The Different Languages of Australia: Lost Languages

When you think of Australia it is fair to assume your thoughts involve barbecues on the beach, intriguing (and terrifying) wildlife, and blistering under the heat of the sun. Now that is all well and good if you are planning a holiday, but if you want to get away from those typical stereotypes, how about(…)


The Creation & Evolution of Language in Game of Thrones

Undoubtedly one of the biggest modern sensations in television has been the HBO series Game of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin’s as-yet-unfinished series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, the TV series, like the books, has taken the world by storm. The richly detailed world that Martin created has a mythology(…)