Tag: language

May 15, 2014

15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent

15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent

‘Found in Translation‘ is an ongoing series that highlights words in other languages with no direct English equivalent. The illustrative posters are done by Anjana Ilyer, a Mumbai-born graphic designer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Anjana’s goal is to do 100 of these illustrations in 100 days. You can see the entire series…

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May 10, 2014

This is What Happens When You Mix a Hip Hop Beat with an Auctioneer

This is What Happens When You Mix a Hip Hop Beat with an Auctioneer

David Kamp mixed a hip hop beat with a video of an auctioneer and it’s hilarious. He originally came up with the idea in 2011, proclaiming it Cattlerap. In this version we hear the fast-talking auctioneer Rhett Parks do his thing at a Livestock auction in Whitewood, Saskatchewan, Canada. Drop the beat!

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Apr 14, 2014

This is What a Japanese Speaking Bird Sounds Like

This is What a Japanese Speaking Bird Sounds Like

In this clip we see a Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) speaking Japanese during an exchange with its owner. Hill Mynas are renowned for the mimicry and some have placed their ability near or on par with African Grey Parrots. They can learn to reproduce many everyday sounds, whistled tunes and particularly the human voice,…

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Apr 3, 2014

An Audiovisual Tour of the British Isles by Accent

An Audiovisual Tour of the British Isles by Accent

Dialect coach Andrew Jack gives us a tour of the British Isles by accent as we zoom around the area using Google Earth. The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that include the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and over six thousand smaller isles. To help…

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Mar 20, 2014

Guy Solves Impossible Wheel of Fortune Puzzle in One Guess. Wins $45K

Guy Solves Impossible Wheel of Fortune Puzzle in One Guess. Wins $45K

With his grandfather, parents and brother in the crowd, Wheel of Fortune contestant Emil solved the seemingly impossible Bonus Round puzzle on his first guess with only two of the twelve letters revealed! The bonus puzzle netted Emil $45,000 USD to give him a grand total of $63,099 on the day. If you skip…

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Mar 19, 2014

The Sculpted Alphabet by FOREAL

The Sculpted Alphabet by FOREAL

FOREAL is a design studio founded by Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster based out of Trier, Germany. In a recently published project on Behance entitled, The Sculpted Alphabet, the team at FOREAL use CGI sculpting techniques to create a unique alphabet. In their project description, the team mentions: New tools, new playgrounds. One single…

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Mar 14, 2014

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was the only one to write back and his advice is worth reading. If you can’t…

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