Tag: language

Sep 17, 2018

How an 1830s Meme Became the Most Widely Spoken Word in the World

How an 1830s Meme Became the Most Widely Spoken Word in the World

Okay this is pretty interesting

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Aug 30, 2018

When Your Name Is Too Rude for a Website’s Algorithm

When Your Name Is Too Rude for a Website’s Algorithm

The phenomenon is so common there’s even a name for it, the ‘Scunthorpe problem’

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Aug 13, 2018

If English Were Phonetically Consistent It Would Sound Like This

If English Were Phonetically Consistent It Would Sound Like This

An interesting exploration of the English language by Aaron Alon

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Jul 9, 2018

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

An excerpt from Gary Provost’s 1985 book, “100 ways to improve your writing”

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May 22, 2018

This Guy Printed out the Terms of Service for the World’s Most Popular Apps

This Guy Printed out the Terms of Service for the World’s Most Popular Apps

The agreements were printed on standard A4 wide scroll with standard legal contract font size and type

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May 10, 2018

Google Just Demoed Its Assistant Making Actual F%*&$!@ Phone Calls

Google Just Demoed Its Assistant Making Actual F%*&$!@ Phone Calls

I don’t know how to feel about this

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Apr 25, 2018

Artist Designs Universal Typeface That Combines Braille With English Alphabet

Artist Designs Universal Typeface That Combines Braille With English Alphabet

Designer Kosuke Takahashi wants to use the universal typeset for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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