You may be surprised to learn that the origin of Xmas dates back nearly 1,000 years. This very old, and sometimes controversial, abbreviation has its roots in the Greek language. Learning about its origins is a fascinating part of holiday linguistic history.
You don't need to know a lot of Spanish to know that this language uses some strange looking symbols and punctuation marks. If you've ever had to type in Spanish, you've probably struggled trying to find characters like ¿, ¡, «, », á, é, í, ó, ú, ü or ñ.