Six Reasons Why English Spelling Is So Weird

The English spelling system never fails to amaze and confuse linguists and learners alike for having weird and inconsistent spelling rules. It is so challenging and complex, that it is often cited as one of the reasons why English is difficult for learners to master.  We understand what they feel. We literally named this blog […]

Places Where English is Spoken

English is spoken virtually everywhere. From the streets of New York and the pubs of London to the Internet, you can see and hear English everywhere. The status of English as a global language is recognized by many countries, organizations, and individuals. And it’s certainly a useful one, too, as English is the language of […]

What Does Ghoti Mean in English?

If you’ve never seen or heard the word “ghoti” in English before, you might pronounce it as /ˈɡoʊti/ or something similar to “goatee.” You might even mistake it for an Indian word or a word from an Indian language. However, this word does not appear in any dictionary, and both native English speakers and those […]

A Brief Overview of the Great Vowel Shift

‍Many languages underwent a period where they experience a significant amount of change. German has the High German consonant shift, while Latin eventually became the ancestor of all Romance languages, including French and Spanish. English is no exception to this rule, as it experienced major changes in pronunciation during a period called the Great Vowel […]

Countries Where English Is the Official Language

Around 1.5 billion people worldwide speak English, making it the most widely spoken language on the planet. 373 million of them speak it as their native language, while 1.08 billion use it as a second language. English is also the official language of over 50 countries and territories, including India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Nigeria.  […]

Unveiling Nine Noteworthy English Mixes You Need to Discover

Around 66% of the world’s population, or 5,206,080,000 people, can speak two or more languages. In a world increasingly becoming more multilingual, speakers of different languages are more connected and mingle with one another, either online or in real life.  It also means languages from different countries or regions interact with each other more than […]

10 Lesser-Known World Englishes That Are Interesting to Know

English is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages, with about 1.35 billion using it. It’s also an official language in 58 states and 31 territories. English is also a working language of government, academia, and business in 15 more countries, even though it’s not an official or national language in those states. Despite […]

Should We Fear AI? An Interview With ChatGPT on AI’s Impact and Ethics

With artificial intelligence on the rise, tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and DALL-E are becoming more popular. But as this technology continues to evolve and improve, many people are raising concerns over its ethical implications and the possibility of AI replacing jobs. A report by investment bank Goldman Sachs revealed that AI could replace around an […]