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The Language of Love and Hate

Not too long ago during one of my travels I was asked which languages I use to express anger, frustration and love. Being fluent in 2 languages and at an intermediate level in 2 others, it was an intriguing question. The bi-lingual questioner mentioned how she enjoys cursing and expressing anger much more in Punjabi […]

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Saudi Arabia

the role of gossip

When wearing a scarf in the US it is not uncommon for well-meaning people to tell you that “you don’t have to wear that here, you know.” It is usually the start of a longer conversation that goes something along the lines of  ” I do it because I want to, no one is making/forcing […]

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