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The beautiful Russian Language

The beautiful Russian Language

Arnulfo Caballero

November 1, 2018

What is the first language you think of when you’re thinking about a beautiful language? Is it French? Italian? Spanish? When I think of a beautiful language, I think of one that most people would never imagine: Russian. Indeed, Russian, which is the language of Call of Duty enemies, Vladimir Puti...

Get skewled: grammar is classist

Jeremiah Hobbs

April 20, 2017

Grammar. No other word can bore a person more quickly except, perhaps, the word “mathematics.” The importance of “proper” grammar has been a topic of recent history, especially with the rise in social media and texting, as modes of communication.  You’ll find popular articles like “Does pro...

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

paisano.online1 and Jessica Jimenez

October 4, 2016

“Hola!” “Hola! I’m sorry. No hablo español.” “Oh, sorry…I just assumed. Aren’t you Latina?” --- This exchange happens often, yet it never gets easier. Not speaking Spanish has separated me from my culture for most of my life.   What makes my situation even more complicated is that I grew up in a S...