Southwest Airlines now says the college student it removed from a flight was ejected because another passenger believed he had made "threatening comments," including using the term "inshallah" — Arabic for "God willing."
The Etruscans lived in central Italy more than 2500 years ago. They were "the teachers of our teachers," the Romans. Yet we still can't be sure where they came from. The key to unlocking the Etruscan enigma may lie in genetics and linguistics.
America is full of suggestive and dirty-sounding place names, some of which were created before certain words had sexual connotations behind them. And some sound funny because of a difference in language.
A New York-based nonprofit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build open source software that will make it easier to create video dictionaries on the fly — a tool they hope will facilitate the teaching and preservation of endangered languages.
Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but love shouldn’t be sequestered to one measly day. This week, The World in Words explores the intersection of language and love from Danish love songs to the five love languages to one woman's love, loss and language.
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