This is a 15th century English adage that means that children (especially girls at first) should be well-behaved and quiet. It was once thought that children didn’t say much worth listening to and, therefore, should be silent, that this was the meaning of this adage. Children were viewed with disdain. However, the meaning of this…
There are plenty of great reasons why one might want to learn a foreign language. If one enjoys learning about research, knowing another language is a great way to help one get material that is published mainly in a foreign language and will help one communicate with other people in the field. Knowing a foreign…
I love how the German language sounds!
I’ve found six words from other languages about love that do not have an English equivalent. 1. Mamihlapinatapai (‘mah-mih-lah-pee-nah-tah-pay) – A look between two people in love that expresses unspoken buy mutual desire. (Fuegian language of Tierra del Fuego) 2. Onsra (uhns-‘rah) – A bittersweet feeling that occurs in those who know their love won’t…