Tag: language

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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Mar 7, 2014

This is What Different Languages Sound Like to Foreigners

This is What Different Languages Sound Like to Foreigners

For the most part, she is speaking gibberish, using made up words while applying various accents. However, if you speak any of the languages in the video, you will hear a couple of actual words interspersed throughout. Her range is impressive, although judging from YouTube comments, her impression is not always entirely accurate. Don’t…

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Feb 28, 2014

Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a parent, only Nathan decided to illustrate his most ‘introspective’ quips. The series has become so popular that it has spawned a series of prints (8 x 10…

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Feb 20, 2014

Watch This Guy Rap Through the Entire Alphabet at Ludicrous Speed

Watch This Guy Rap Through the Entire Alphabet at Ludicrous Speed

Alliteration at its finest! Kansas City native Mac Lethal shows us some lyrical excellence as he obliterates every letter from A-Z at a progressively faster tempo. Gift of Gab of Blackalicious did a similar song called Alphabet Aerobics back in 1999. Though it’s not as fast, the concept is the same and has been…

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Feb 13, 2014

900-year-old Viking Message Decoded. It Says ‘Kiss Me’

900-year-old Viking Message Decoded. It Says ‘Kiss Me’

Photograph by K. Jonas Nordby Runologist K. Jonas Nordby has decoded a 900-year-old Viking rune alphabet known as Jötunvillur. The mysterious inscriptions were found on over 80 different objects ranging from sticks to stones. The discovery was first reported on forskning.no (Norwegian) where Nordby explains: “It’s like solving a puzzle. Gradually I began to…

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Jul 22, 2013

12 Illustrations of Unusual English Words

12 Illustrations of Unusual English Words

James and Michael Fitzgerald are an Irish-based graphic art duo better known as The Project Twins. Together they work in a range of disciplines including art, design and illustration on both personal and commercial projects. In a personal project entitled A-Z of Unusual Words, The Project Twins use bold graphics and visual wit to…

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Jan 9, 2012

10 Bizarre Hybrid Animals

10 Bizarre Hybrid Animals

Photograph by CHRISTINE and DAVID SCHMITT Below is collection of bizarre hybrid animals with interesting hybridized namesakes. The majority of these animals do not occur naturally in the wild and have been bred by humans which has stirred much controversy and criticism. For most of these animals, while successfully crossed, the offspring tend…

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