Between them, Randy Kaplan and Zoltan Marian have collected more than 2000 autographs of heads of states, royals and popes. They share a kind of ethical code, but differ when it comes to who will they include in their collections.
The rhetoric of apology in China today is nuanced and coded. Though some people seem genuinely contrite for their actions during the vigilante violence of the Cultural Revolution, they are careful not to blame the government.
There's an obscure sliver of land tucked between Moldova and Ukraine. And suddenly, it has become big news, as analysts speculate whether it will be the next region to be annexed by Russia. The World's Patrick Cox has visited the region, which lives in an identity limbo.
Fifty years ago, kids caught speaking French in Maine schools might be punished. Today, schools are teaching it to help young people regain their heritage, in a state where 20 percent have a Franco-American background.
When a TV host criticized other announcers for their "pretentious" pronunciations of French names during the Olympics, Canadians of all stripes got upset. For once, the language card didn't work in Canada.
If you have ever watched Sid Caeser's standup, you might not understand a word but you certainly will laugh. The comedian was the master of double talk, mimicking the intonations of a language but not really speaking it.