Are Conspiracy Theories Culture-Specific or Do They Translate Across Cultures?


Conspiracy theories are a universal phenomenon, and the belief in them is widespread across oceans and civilizations. Conspiratorial viewpoints often cause a lot of conflicts between groups and nations. Many of the theories spread hate and falsehoods about other heritages, religions, and ethnic groups. History of Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy theories are stories individuals devise to […]

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Exploring Idioms in Foreign Languages


In my previous post “Understanding English-Language Idioms,” I discussed the peculiarity of idioms. Idioms are expressions used in informal language that don’t actually mean what their literal meaning would suggest, which is often rather strange. We use idioms every day without putting much thought into their literal meaning or their origin. However, idioms can also […]

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The Past Tense – Then and Now


English is evolving in numerous ways on a daily basis, be it through new words put in use (as cited here last week), new expressions, or a change in the way we use words already in use. The past tense is an excellent point of reference for this phenomenon. I was reminded of this when […]

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