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Welsh assembly asked about UFOs
Response: “jang vIDa je due luq. ‘ach ghotvam’e’ QI’yaH-devolved qaS.”
amusing  silly  Star-Trek  language  aliens  air-travel  Wales  government 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
12 German Proverbs Translated Literally Into English
I think I may have to start using "Close the lid. The monkey is dead." in English.
amusing  culture  language  silly  buzzfeed 
december 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Definition - Robot Hugs
On why 'Well the dictionary says I'm right!' isn't a good argument.
Interesting  robot-hugs  webcomics  culture  language  discrimination 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gender-neutral pronouns: When ‘they’ doesn’t identify as either male or female
'Language is about respect, and we should all do our best to recognize how people wish to be identified'
Interesting  language  gender  respect  culture 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Words Mean Things by Patrick Chapin — Five With Flores
'We can go on about how that word doesn’t mean what it used to, so people shouldn’t be offended by it, but in the real world, that hurts people, particularly ourselves. It influences how we think, and not necessarily for the better.'
psychology  language  interesting  racism  LGBT  culture 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Government says mot-diese is proper French term for hashtag – The Connexion
THE French government has caused amusement on the internet by insisting the proper term for “hashtag” in French should be mot-dièse.
France  silly  technology  amusing  language  government  lack-of-understanding-error  culture  via-Bart-Calendar 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cupertino effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 'Damn you autocorrect' effect is named after Apple… but for a non-iPhone reason
interesting  amusing  posttofacebook  Apple  wikipedia  language  computers 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English | Marriage 3.0 | Big Think
'Mamihlapinatapei: The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.'
posttofacebook  relationships  love  culture  language  awesome  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Technology - Alan Jacobs - The Subtle Usefulness of 'NSFW' - The Atlantic
'How better to signal that content is objectionable without presuming anything about the individual you're warning?'
geeky  internet  communication  culture  not-actually-NSFW-itself  language  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Michigan bans women representatives for using the V-word - Telegraph
... in a debate about abortion.

There's an argument that it was for the context of the use: "And finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'", but that's not an argument that the people supporting it seem to be using much; given comments like "It was so offensive, I don't even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company."

Also, I am wondering if the telegraph was trolling with their original title for this story: "Michigan bans women representatives for vagina use‎"
wtf  posttofacebook  culture  language  abortion  USA  sexism  sex  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Parents 'should correct toddlers' pronunciation'
'…though toddlers can easily detect how words are pronounced by others…they do not react to hearing their own voice in the same way adults do.'

I note that the article says 'until the age of four they are unable to hear that they have got it wrong, a study claims.', whereas my reading of what the study claims is that at the age of two they are unable to hear that, whereas at the age of four, and also once an adult they can — that doesn't mean its at four that they get that ability, just that it's between two and four.
posttofacebook  language  development  education  braaaaaains  children  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
AGU Blogosphere | Mountain Beltway | Words matter
Words which have different meanings for scientists than for the general public.
science  language  culture  interesting  important 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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