When goods traveled to new regions, their native names sometimes hitchhiked along with them. This map shows the spread of loanwords around the world.
The words 'bad' and 'awful' may not appear very different, but as this sentiment scale reveals, some words and phrases are more potent than others.
How long does it take English speakers to learn various languages? Spanish may be a quick one, but Japanese will likely test your resolve.
What's the precise difference between 'probable' and 'highly likely'? If you're struggling to quantify those terms, then you're not alone.