Tag: language

April 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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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March 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

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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March 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm

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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March 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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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March 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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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February 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm

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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February 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

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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February 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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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July 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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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January 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

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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