How do you count words? Ashley Wagner discusses the question as part of our video on the number of words in the English language.
In Spain people still may be unsure about how to use them properly as they were only introduced fairly recently. You still get some people who want to give way to those coming onto the traffic circle, because of the old rule of giving way to those coming from the right. Remember traffic circles (glorietas or rotondas are anti-clockwise in Spain.
Mopeds and motorcycles
In Spain you only have to be 14 years old to get a moped (under 50cc engine) licence and do not even have to do an exam. Drivers therefore tend to be unpredictable.
People rarely stop for someone waiting to cross at a crossing, unless there is a traffic light. It is best to wait for your turn to cross as indicated by the traffic signals.
More Spanish language social survival tips can be found here.
A lot of people get compliment and complement confused: they’re pronounced in the same way and have very similar spellings but they have completely different meanings.
The question of whether the word internet should be capitalized is so passionately debated and rife with controversy that it has its own Wikipedia article.
We’ve delved into the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary to come up with some historical substitutions for hug as a verb.