Archive for ‘language’

January 16, 2018

Fuck France

by allthoughtswork

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The bastards can’t even acknowledge smartphones in their native language. Go suck a croissant, Pierre.

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December 17, 2017

Language lessons

by allthoughtswork

This one is powerful.

November 9, 2017

Minor Major OED Contributor

by duncanr

William Chester Minorwas a surgeon, a veteran, and a murderer . . . He was a sex addict, a reformed deist, and (most likely) a paranoid schizophrenic

he was also the “Greatest outside contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary.”

you can read all about him here – http://tinyurl.com/y9z5k5ac

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May 2, 2017

Then and Now

by duncanr

2017 BC

2017 AD

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April 4, 2017

Apostrophe Vigilante

by duncanr

there’s some right queer folk around!

while some like to go to the theatre, cinema, pub, club, or restaurant of an evening or unwind at home in front of the TV, this guy likes to patrol the streets of Bristol with his ‘apostrophiser’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39459831

February 17, 2017

The Chaos

by duncanr

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
   I will teach you in my verse
   Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with . . .

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January 26, 2017

Learn to Read Chinese – the Easy Way

by duncanr

in this TED talk, ShaoLan makes it look easy-peasy . . .

November 25, 2016

Madhatters Goes Polyglot

by duncanr

polyglot-300x225madhatters has gone International

we’ve taken advantage of a new feature offered by WordPress

there’s a new widget at the top of our right side bar that automatically translates madhatters into any of the languages supported by Google Translate – just click the down arrow, select your language of choice and ‘hey presto’, it’s done

go on, try it – you know you want to !

March 13, 2016

English is easy…

by sticky

2762368_origHere is a little poem to explain the incongruities of the English language to any and all who don’t benefit from having been born into

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July 16, 2014

Word Crimes

by duncanr

I think nobbly might like this one . . .