French is usually considered the language of love and given that today is St. Valentine’s Day, we thought we would bring you our greetings in tune with the occasion. It is, after all, interesting the effect that language can have on our communications with one another.
Language is, undoubtedly, an important component within any given culture, [...]
Continuing with what has thus far turned out to be a quite morbid series – something we plan to switch up tomorrow – is All Souls’ Day, celebrated today, November 2nd.
All Souls’ Day is a Christian religious holiday that honors those who have passed. Not all that different from the Latin American Día de los [...]
Next up in our series comes the two-day holiday that begins today – the Day of the Dead.
El día de los muertos in Spanish, the holiday centers upon the remembrance of loved ones who have passed. Unlike Halloween, where death feared, in this Mexican and Latin American tradition, death is celebrated.
The Day of the Dead [...]
We thought we’d start out the series with an obvious choice – Halloween. Celebrated the 31st of October every year, it is marked by costumes, candy and the infamous language of “Trick or treat!”
The exact origins of Halloween are not known. However, experts say that the holiday is most likely linked to the Celtic festival [...]
Every day is a holiday – it’s a euphemism we’ve all heard more than once. Encouraging us to celebrate life, the saying is designed as a pick-me-up on any dreary day.
When you get down to it, though, the thing is that every day really is a holiday. Somewhere, somehow, someone is always celebrating something, whether [...]
Lessons from My Mother
In most households, parents teach their children life’s lessons by way of example and conversation.
In my household, this was not always the case. More often than not, my mother took a different approach – that of the proverb.
The early bird gets the worm.
If you are [...]
First dates are usually awkward. Certain conversation topics too. Stereotypically nerdy individuals tend to earn the adjective ‘awkward,’ often because they lack some basic social skills. The way you stand, dance, or move in general can all be awkward. Some people would describe their lives as one long series of [...]