Words Archive

The Privilege of my Native Tongue

Privilege. /ˈpɹɪ.vl̩.ədʒ/ n. An advantage, often life-changing, available to certain groups and not to others. These past few months in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona have caused me to reflect more deeply on what I’ve come to see as my greatest privilege abroad. The fact that ...Read More

Idioms of the World

Idioms. /ˈɪ.di.əmz/ n. Those little phrases specific to a language whose meaning is not merely the sum of its parts. Such as, “It’s raining cats and dogs,” which literally no native English speaker ever says, so can we please stop teaching that in ESL ...Read More