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German loanwords in the English language
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German loanwords in the English language

 

Cockroach, lantern, algebra, sabbath – these are only a few of the loanwords that we use in the English language without…

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Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
verb
walk or travel at a leisurely pace

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2014 marks the centennial of World War I, time to take a closer look at one of its offshoots, America's little-known War…

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