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Owning Language: The Weird World Of Trademarking Words

Owning Language: The Weird World Of Trademarking Words

We’re surrounded by words and phrases that have been copyrighted, from company names to catchphrases. But what does it mean to actually own a piece of language?
What’s The Funniest Word In The World?

What’s The Funniest Word In The World?

A mostly clean exploration of how language and comedy work together.
Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

German has lots of great, specific vocabulary. But don’t believe everything you read.
Quiz: Do You Remember The Words That Defined 2020?

Quiz: Do You Remember The Words That Defined 2020?

Test your knowledge of the past 12 months, which probably felt more like 12 years.
The Sexiest Accents Of The Non-Western World

The Sexiest Accents Of The Non-Western World

It’s not exactly a coincidence that ‘sexy accents’ discourse is usually so heavily tilted toward European languages.
Celebrate The Season Globally With Babbel’s Multilingual Holiday Playlist

Celebrate The Season Globally With Babbel’s Multilingual Holiday Playlist

From religious classics to non-denominational modern hits, our multilingual holiday music playlist has it all.
The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

If you’re in danger of running out of cookie recipes to try this holiday season, here’s a list of 12 delicious cookies from other countries.
The 8 Foreign-Language Songs That Have Topped The US Charts

The 8 Foreign-Language Songs That Have Topped The US Charts

The Billboard Hot 100 has kept track of the top songs in the United States for over 60 years, but rarely does a foreign-language song make it to number one.
Quiz: Do You Know Where These English Words Are Originally From?

Quiz: Do You Know Where These English Words Are Originally From?

The history of words is, in many ways, the history of the world.
Babbel’s 2020 Language Learner Gift Guide

Babbel’s 2020 Language Learner Gift Guide

Almost everything feels different this year, but gifts will always be a great way to show someone you care.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Differences Between British And American English?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Differences Between British And American English?

Americans think British English is weird, Brits think American English is weird, but we can all agree: Australian English is the weirdest.
Quiz: Do You Know Where These National Dishes Come From?

Quiz: Do You Know Where These National Dishes Come From?

Almost every country has a national dish that represents its cuisine, with some that are a lot more obvious than others.
10 US Politicians Who Speak A Foreign Language

10 US Politicians Who Speak A Foreign Language

Many politicians have attempted to speak another language, and many have failed.