5 Words that Look Similar in English & Spanish but Mean Different Things

Languages with similar origins, such as English and Spanish, which both have Latin as a part of their basis, often have words that look similar and mean the same things. However, sometimes words that look similar to each other in different languages have very different meanings. These are called false cognates. Here are 5 examples…

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What Changed My Mind About Instagram

Before I started studying Public Relations, Strategic Communications and Marketing, I thought Instagram was just for selfies. I thought it was a bunch of conceited people and celebrities just posting photos of themselves constantly. As I found out, after having to get an Instagram account for my social media class, Instagram is more than just…

Why I Haven’t Been Updating the Blog

Hey what’s in a Word Readers, I’m sorry I haven’t been active, I could say lately . . . but the truth is it’s been months. I’ve been working on getting my Diploma in Public Relations, Strategic Communications and Marketing, and it’s just wrapping up. I have a small favour to ask you, to help…

10 Canadian Words You Should Know

My Guest post on the PACE Student Life Blog please read and like. Canadian English, like many of its other commonwealth relatives is unique. It has been influenced by its British roots, Canada’s French speaking population, the diverse languages of First Nations p… Source: 10 Canadian Words You Should Know

An Interview with Writer and Blogger, Grace Tierney

I recently had the opportunity to interview fellow word blogger, Grace Tierney, who writes about the origins and meanings of interesting words on her blog Wordfoolery. I hope that my readers find it as interesting as I do. Q: How did you become interested in words and their origins? A: “I grew up in a…