Mistakes Native English Speakers Make PART 3 – Mondegreens

Welcome to part three in a series of mistakes native English speakers make. First, we talked about eggcorns, then about malapropisms, and in today’s post, we’re going to have a look at another phenomenon with another strange name – mondegreens. […]

Mistakes Native English Speakers Make PART 2 – MALAPROPISMS

Today’s post is about malapropisms. Malapropisms have a lot in common with eggcorns—they involve one word being improperly used in place of another. In contrast to an eggcorn, however, there isn’t much logic involved in creating a malapropism; it’s usually […]

Mistakes Native English Speakers Make PART 1 – EGGCORNS

This is the first post in a series about mistakes that native English speakers commonly make. Native speakers in any language can make these types of mistakes, and linguistics can help us understand why. Today we explore a phenomenon called […]

Five Reasons Why you STILL Can’t Speak English

So you’ve been studying English for the last 10 years or more, and you still can’t really speak it? Actually, you’re not alone. In fact, of all the people who try to learn English (or any second language) at some […]

Introduction to Political Science PART 16 – Measuring Development

Welcome to the last post in my introductory series about political science. The topic of today is development. A common way to measure a country’s development is by measuring its economic growth. However, if only a small minority of people […]

Introduction to Political Science PART 15 – Governing Capitalism

In the previous post, we learned about the competing interests of capital owners and workers. Because of that competition, compromise is necessary if the people of a country want to have both a democratic political system and a capitalist economic […]