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Article 58-2(b) weaken, destabilized previous governments: Ahsan Iqbal

F.P. Report<p>ISLAMABAD: Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Interior Minister, has said that former dictator General Zia-ul-Haq included the controversial Article …

Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain

Language shapes the way we think. Whether we're listening to a persuasive speaker, absorbed in powerful writing, or engaged in a conversation, language can introduce us to new ideas, perspectives, and opportunities.<p>But at a more fundamental level, language might physically alter your mind. …

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How 5 Decades of Hispanic Immigration Gave Miami Its Own Unique English Dialect

BBC Radio 4 - Fry's English Delight, Series 6, Spelling

The spelling of English has always been a strange. As Stephen Fry puts it "I before e except after c. Weird!"<p>Stephen asks how our spelling became so irregular, and whether we can do anything to simplify it - with the help of Professor David Crystal who explains how a history of attempted language …

What is the future of Spanish in the United States?

With more than 37 million speakers, Spanish is by far the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. today among people ages 5 and older. It is …

The Travel Habits of Brazilians: U.S. Tops As Most Popular

Slightly less than half of survey participants had actually taken a long-haul trip in the past 3 years, with the remaining 53% aspiring to travel …

Natural born linguists: what drives multi-language speakers?

<b>Susanna Zaraysky</b><b>, 36, speaks seven languages and has lived in nine different countries. With Russian as her first language, she now lives in California.</b><p>Being multilingual is fundamental to who I am because I think in different languages. My mind starts a thought in one language, then finds a …

Are You a Language Bully? If So, Give It a Rest.

Can you recite the dictionary definition of <i>peruse</i> from memory? Do you have the etymology of <i>short-lived</i> stored in the recesses of your brain, …

Unlocking The Doors To Brazil's Most Luxurious Insider Experiences: Matueté Travel

“Quite a lot makes us different,” says Martin Frankenberg, cofounder of the Brazilian “travel production company” Matueté, with a laugh. “Rather than be satisfied with the product that exists, we create product.”<p>The company, whose name means “very well done” in a Brazilian Indian language, got its …

5 Reasons to Go to Burma

Blending the past and future in equal parts has never looked so good, and that is Myanmar today. Ethnic dress and 5 star resorts coexist to make a …

Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. Calgary and Vancouver both enjoy natural beauty and proximity to water, assets that have been incorporated into the life of the city.<p>Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its …

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9 Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry

<i>By Max Minckler for Riffle:</i><p>Think poetry has nothing to do with you? Actually you recite poems all the time through the vocab, expressions, and common idioms you use every day. Chaucer was the original "Twitter" user, Shakespeare the first person with "swagger," and Homer's characters "bit the dust" …

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Untranslatable Words From Different Languages

Languages around the world have several words that can be defined, but don’t really have a counterpart in the other languages. On the other hand, …

12 Onomatopoeias from Around the World

<i>Boom! Clang! Splat!</i> English is full of onomatopoeia—words that sound like the noises things make. But the words don't reproduce those noises exactly. …

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The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

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Business trip: Istanbul

Long a bustling commercial hub thanks to its position between East and West, the port city that bridges Asia and Europe is taking its place on the international business stage.<p>Straddling the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe in a surprising cacophony of contrasts. Old and modern …

Which Grammar Mistakes Will Keep You From Getting A Good Job?

You don’t realize it, but you’re both a grammar snob <i>and</i> a grammar slob. Sure, you roll your eyes at those fools who use language more sloppily than you do — but you also get annoyed at those uptight prudes who judge you for being sloppy with your punctuation.<p>Do not judge, lets you be judged<p>The …

Eight In-Flight Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Trip

Here are eight ways you might be ruining your vacation even before you land, plus tips for beating the odds and arriving primed to squeeze every last fabulous drop out of your travels.<p>Prone to self-sabotage? Even the best-intentioned travelers sometimes undermine their chances of a great vacation. …

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79 Common Mispronunciations Which You Obviously Already Knew (VIDEO)

Did you know that "pinochle" is pronounced "pea-knuckle?" Or that the "e" isn't pronounced in the word "forte?" Or that "irregardless" isn't a word? (Just kidding, we already knew that one.)<p>Even if you did, see how many of these other 76 common mispronunciations you already know. (Warning: Some of …

26 Cheap Things to Do, Eat and See in New Orleans

ure you can drop a wad of cash in The Big Easy, but it's not necessary. Here are 26 cheap -- and free! -- things to do, eat, and see in New Orleans that won't bankrupt your vacation.<p>Big cities can be a drain on the wallet with pricey options for entertainment, food, and transportation, but New …

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Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

11 Canadian words, phrases and slang most Americans wouldn’t understand

Pass me a pop or I’ll turf you out of here, hoser (and so on)<p>Our previous list of terms Yanks probably wouldn’t get was a big hit, so here are 11 …

Why Is English Spelling So Bizarre?

The story of English spelling is the story of thousands of people - some well-known, most totally unknown - who left a permanent linguistic fingerprint on our orthography. It's a story whose events cover the best part of 1500 years. And it's not over yet.<p>The story starts with the missionaries who …

Top 10 Argentina for first-timers

Round up the best of Argentina – the wine, the fishing, the tango, the mountaineering, the skiing, the literature, the beef, the architecture, the clubbing – and you have the building blocks for one of the most exciting journeys you’ll ever take. No joke. While so many things in Argentina are …

Pt 3: Gem fever in Madagascar’s wild, wild west

A sapphire rush in the late 1990s took the small village of Ilakaka from boom to bust – leaving it an unadvisable place to linger long.

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Language learning speaks volumes for new understanding[1]

<b>More Han Chinese in Xinjiang are aiming to become fluent in Uygur, reports Cui Jia in Urumqi.</b><p>It was after 10 pm in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang …