Years ago, as my husband and I cradled our newborn baby boy in our arms, we didn’t realize that one of the most difficult challenges ahead of us would be controlling our potty mouths. Of course we didn’t censor ourselves … Read More
Cars for me have always been about getting myself and my passengers safely from Point A to Point B. When my young son fell in love with Teslas, I found myself agreeing to chaperone play-dates to the Tesla showroom at … Read More
Part of the fun of international travel is exploring local delicacies. The funny part of international travel (at least for language-lovers like myself) is seeing how things are translated—or as often is the case, mistranslated. Got a taste for “spicy … Read More
Ready to toast Mexican independence over margaritas this Cinco de Mayo? Not so fast.
You can still have them on the rocks or blended, but first know why you’re drinking them. And it’s not for Mexican Independence Day, which is … Read More
They say the shoemaker’s kids go barefoot…and similar could be said about the transcription agency owner.
Mixed metaphors aside, once upon a time, I was a graduate student in linguistic anthropology at UCLA. I was conducting ethnographic research among speakers … Read More
Multilingual World Leaders
It’s common knowledge that US Presidents from past centuries are important historical figures, but American citizens may be surprised to learn several of these English-speaking world leaders were also multilingual.
Forefather, Six Languages
In addition … Read More