Reading is awesome. So much so, in fact, that you are doing it right now. And the best way to instill a love of the written word into the young and moldable minds of youth is to offer the joy of books to them at an early age.
While that sounds good in theory, it can take a slightly disturbing turn when the books either intentionally or unintentionally convey a message that might be “questionable.” Sometimes it’s the name, sometimes it’s the cover, and sometimes it’s just weirdly inexplicable creepy feeling.
Some of these writers may have had good intentions, but a lot of these books take a really strange approach to teaching children how to deal with adult-themed dilemmas.
Don’t believe me? Check out 25 of the most questionable kids books ever.
Language is limitlessly intriguing — everything from the endless variety of cultures different languages represent to the grammatical idiosyncrasies that give each language its own flair. But despite how interesting language is, learning a new one can still feel like drudgery.
So here are a few tidbits of fascinating linguistic trivia to motivate you to keep on with your language learning…or maybe to get started learning in the first place…
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