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Are Foreign Jokes Even Funny?


One of the most interesting but difficult things about living abroad or learning a foreign language is the humour element. Everywhere you go in the world you will find that the people have a sense of humour. However, we don’t all laugh at the same things. This means that simply translating an English language joke(…)

Dae Ye Ken Yer Scots? Why Scottish Isn’t Always English


I love to see the look on the faces of foreign language speakers when they have recently arrived in Scotland. Of course, they go there thinking that their English lessons are going to make life easy for them. Right? Wrong. Apart from having a fairly impenetrable accent, we Scots also have a host of unique(…)