Hanukah, the festival of lights, is celebrated by Jewish people all over the world for eight days in December. Historically, the festival recalls the war for religious freedom when the King of Syria conquered Judea and stole the sacred menorah from Continue reading

Linguistic Borrowing

Freign words that become part of our language: Malay & Tagalog Words ketchup:from kicap, meaning “fish sauce” launch:a type of boat orangutan:from orang, meaning “man” and hutan, “wilderness, jungle” Tagalog (northern Philippines) boondocks:from bundok, meaning “mountain.” During the U.S. occupation Continue reading