Tag: language

Apr 2, 2019

A Phonetic Map (English) of the Human Mouth

A Phonetic Map (English) of the Human Mouth

Try pronouncing the words from left to right and see if you can feel where the sounds are being produced!

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Dec 20, 2018

The Actual Meaning of 11 Common Email Phrases

The Actual Meaning of 11 Common Email Phrases

Is “Per my last email” the most passive aggressive phrase ever?

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Nov 29, 2018

Things Native English Speakers Know, But Don’t Know..

Things Native English Speakers Know, But Don’t Know..

Subconsciously changing word order, it’s a thing

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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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