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We here at Silly Linguistics love languages and love talking about them. We decided there needed to be a place writers that love languages can share their stories with the world. So we created the Silly Linguistics Magazine.

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What’s In an Accent?

By Stefano Nunes I would like to begin by stating the simple fact that there is no such thing as

Dispatches from Linguists: Dinner with the In-Laws, Language Barriers

By Rachael Brown This month the Dispatch is from Rachael Brown, who narrates a humorous tale of learning German and

Some Linguistic Customs Around the World

By Valentin Pradelou There are as many varieties of language as there are customs attached to these languages. It is

Seeing and Unseeing

By Gil Cohen Ever heard of the saying: “Once you see it, you can’t unsee it”? Let’s say you have

The Best of the World’s Untranslatable Words

By Catherine Muxworthy Every language has words in it that are unique to it, that don’t translate exactly as a

The Big DON’Ts of Language Learning: Don’t Look for ONE method

By Alessio F. Bona The promise of “the best way” to do a certain thing is a very tempting one.

Diary of a (Student) Teacher

Diary of a (Student) Teacher By Giulia Raus In the previous issues we spoke a lot about students – British,

“Mum, I Missed the Plane!” and Other Translations of Film Titles

“Mum, I Missed the Plane!” and Other Translations of Film Titles By Rebekah Bradshaw  In many ways, Hollywood, and popular

Ancient antagonists: how our ancestors cursed at each other. Part two — the Romans.

By Joana Atanasova THIS ARTICLE IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK There is such a vast amount of ancient profanities that

The Power To Yeet

By Tiffany Marcum  A favorite word of mine is cantankerous. I am more annoyed with accents than words themselves.  As

DoW: Sunday, bloody Manchedi

By Arthur Harrison The title of my 1st Silly Linguistics magazine article, a reference to one Day of the Week

Monkey see, monkey do, monkey speak

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO, MONKEY SPEAK How Yerkish helps us understand primates By   Joana Atanasova  Every now and then