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Demonym endings

What’s a Demonym?

A demonym is the adjectival word that describes the people of the place in question.
Smorgasbord Julbord Sweden

Julbord – The Traditional Swedish “Christmas Table” Meal

A traditional Christmas in Sweden is not complete without the traditional julbord, a holiday variation of the quintessential Smörgåsbord buffet-style meal in the Scandinavian country.

99 Rude and Obscene Place Names Around the World (In English)

This is what happens when I run out of ideas of things to write about - 5th grade Christian comes out. Here are 99...
French embassy in Vienna

Embassy vs. Consulate vs. Mission: What’s the Difference?

This article goes on to explain the differences and various functions of diplomatic missions such as embassies and consulates.
NYC Times Square New Years Ball

18 Unique New Year’s Traditions

A list of 18 different New Year traditions from countries and cities around the world.
Train Amsterdam

Why is Flying Often Cheaper than Taking a Train in Europe?

It took awhile for me to wrap my head around the fact that plane travel within Europe is often the cheaper option for getting...
New Yorker Flipping the Bird

New Yorkers – Rude? A Look at Speech Patterns in NYC

I just finished reading an interesting article on a completely different aspect on the differences in communication in English among the various regions in...

Smok Wawelski, the Dragon of Wawel Hill

The legend of Smok Wawelski, the dragon of Krakow's Wawel Hill, from Polish folklore.
Allemansratten Swedish Camping

Concepts to Understand Sweden and Its Culture

Important concepts to understand Swedish culture, such as fika, allemansrätten, smorgasbord, ordning och reda, and lagom.

10 Geographical Terms Every Traveler Should Know

A list of 10 geographical terms and their definitions that are helpful to travelers.