Language connects us, shapes how we think, and opens doors to new people and places.
But it can also feel intimidating or isolating when communication breaks down.
That’s why we built SayWhatYo! as an inclusive, judgment-free zone.
Something for everyone
Whether you’re a polyglot, linguistics nerd, aspiring author, accidental tourist, or just want to understand the slang your kids are using, you’ll find something useful (and maybe a little amusing) here.
At SayWhatYo!, our small but mighty team of language lovers is dedicated to delivering the latest lingo along with the classics.
We cover new words and phrases, intriguing idioms, developments in languages around the world, interviews with word experts, productivity tips for learners, and much more.
And we aim to keep things lighthearted – language is fun, after all!
News, tools, and more
In addition to our regular news and articles, SayWhatYo! offers vocabulary builders, pronunciation guides, online quizzes, and other interactive tools to boost your language skills.
Our products are designed by real linguists and language teachers (yes, we have credentials!) with a sense of humor.
Whether you’re a fellow language nerd or just have an occasional question you’d like answered, we’re glad you found us! Feel free to drop us a line anytime – we always have something to say.
Who are we?
SayWhatYo is edited by Douglas Heingartner, a journalist based in Amsterdam.
He has written about science, technology, and more for publications including The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, the BBC, The Washington Post, New Scientist, The Associated Press, IEEE Spectrum, Quartz, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Frieze, and others.