BuzzFeed has compiled a very informative video that visually identifies everyday things you never knew had names.
Ricky Gervais will release the pilot episode of his new web series, Learn English with Ricky Gervais, later this month for free on iTunes. The series will feature Gervais and his frequent collaborator Karl Pilkington examining the nuances of the English language. “This is the worst English lesson ever,” Gervais says in the video clip,Continue reading “Learn English With Ricky Gervais – Free Pilot Episode Available August 14 on iTunes”
Caution, there are spoilers about the movie if you have not watched it yet! At the end of Prometheus the robot David spoke to the Engineer in an alien language without subtitles for the audience to understand. It was one of the many puzzles from the film that theater goers were left with. The wordsContinue reading “What Did David Say To The Engineer At The End of Prometheus?”
A taxi cuts you off in Rome. A Mumbai merchant spurns your best offer. A maitre d’ snubs you in Beirut. At times like these, words can fail even the most seasoned traveler. But now salvation is literally at hand, thanks to Rude Hand Gestures of the World, by Romana Lefevre, with photographs by DanielContinue reading “The World’s Rudest Hand Gestures”
HERE is a list of 25 real names for 25 everyday items.
Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video, filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante turn visual wordplay into a moving exploration of language set to an original score by Keith Kenniff.
Meaning “indifferent or lukewarm especially in matters of religion,” laodicean was this year’s winning word at the National Spelling Bee. Congratulations to the winner, 13-year-old Kavya Shivshankar!
Misusing words makes you look less intelligent than you really are. If you misuse words in your writing, it can damage your credibility and diminish the point you’re trying to make. Even worse, it could completely change the meaning of the sentence. HERE is a list of the 32 most commonly misused words and phrases.
A palindrome is a word or a phrase which is the same when read from the start or the end, for example the word wow or racecar. Or how about the phrase; A Toyota’s a Toyota. where ever you start they are the same. You would imagine a palindrome is pretty hard to think up,Continue reading “A 224 Word Palindrome”
The 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words is a list that has circulated among American businesses for decades. Two words have variant spellings for companies using British English spelling. Those two words have been repeated in the list of 25 words (making 27 items) asking for the British spelling. Business writers can avoid the problem ofContinue reading “Spelling Test”