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Some languages are harder to learn than others.

9 of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn

For English speakers, it is especially difficult to learn languages like Japanese, Arabic, and Hungarian. That's because they contain very different grammar systems, sounds, and features than English.
The first wave of runners make their way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the start of the New York City Marathon.

The 3 most commonly spoken languages in every New York City neighborhood

New York City draws people from around the world to boroughs including Brooklyn and Manhattan, speaking a plethora of languages. Using census data from the Minnesota Population Center, we found the three most commonly spoken languages in each neighborhood.

Exercising more could reduce those times where you can’t think of the right word, according to a new study

It's really annoying when you can't remember the right word, even though you feel like it's on the tip of your tongue. According to a new study, exercising more could make you better at recalling words as you get older.

9 words and phrases people think are wrong, but are actually correct

When it comes to language, much of what we learn in school is at odds with how language actually works. Take the word "literally," for example.
This scene from "Seinfeld" was the birth of the term "regifting."

8 common words you probably didn’t know came from TV shows

Words like spam, regifting, and cowabunga all can trace their origins to popular TV shows like "Friends," "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," and "Seinfeld."
Korean Billy in London.

The 3 very British words that confuse people from outside the UK, according to dialect expert Korean Billy

In every language, there are phrases that don't translate easily — and British English is no exception.
Some spellings of baby names are more popular than others.

Stephen or Steven? Lindsey or Lindsay? The ‘right’ way to spell 21 of the most popular names in the US

Baby names with variant spellings can be tricky. We compared the most common variations of popular baby names to see which spelling parents choose most.

31 things Canadians say that Americans don’t understand

Canadians have a long list of slang words and colorful expressions that would leave many Americans scratching their heads.
Southerners say things differently from everyone else, especially in what words they use.

8 things Southerners say that the rest of the US just doesn’t understand

There are a few things Southerners say differently than the rest of the US, in one of the most famous dialects.
President Donald Trump's unusual way of capitalizing words has caught the attention of writers and linguists.

Trump has an unusual habit of capitalizing random words in his tweets — writing experts take their best guesses why

For as long as Trump has been tweeting, he has demonstrated a bizarre habit of capitalizing words that aren't typically capitalized.