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How to say ‘thank you’ in 28 languages


Thanksgiving may often be seen as a thoroughly American affair, but variations of this celebration exist in other parts of…

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How well do you know Scottish words and phrases?


Scotland is observing St Andrew’s Day today -- the feast day of their patron saint. Let's celebrate with them by testing…