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Romaji to Hiragana and Katakana converter
Convert English text to equivalent Japanese Kana characters.
language  japan  translators 
july 2012 by brownpau
Aardvarchaeology : Never Say Please To Mother
Cultural differences between Sweden and China expressed in the use or lack of use of polite phrases between family members.
culture  language  china  chinese  sweden  etiquette 
january 2009 by brownpau
Super-Earths: How Much Are They Like Earth? | Universe Today
Not much like earth at all. Why don't they just use the word "rocky?"
space  planets  language  earth 
june 2008 by brownpau
Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds
Give it text and it generates a pretty-looking, colored, weighted word cloud. <a href="http://is.gd/vKa">Via Joey.</a>
type  fun  art  language 
june 2008 by brownpau
hubbub: Office Talk: "Out of Pocket"
Oh man, "out of pocket" is turning into a modern <a href="http://begthequestion.info">"beg the question."</a>
language  culture  work 
june 2008 by brownpau
Garkov -- Garfield + Markov chains -- Josh Millard
Garkov is an application of the Markov model to transcripts of old Garfield strips, plus some extra code to make it all look like a genuine comic strip.
comics  garfield  markov  language  fun 
june 2008 by brownpau
Neatorama - 10 Insulting Words You Should Know:
frenchify, bescumber, microphallus, coccydynia, ninnyhammer, buncombe, hircismus, corpulent, feist/fice, cacafuego.
fun  language 
may 2008 by brownpau
The Fishbowl: Cluetrainwreck
Whenever <a href="http://twitter.com/comcastcares">Comcastcares</a> Twitters "How can we change your perception?" he is implying that the fault is not Comcast's but is with the user's own perception.
twitter  comcast  business  customerservice  language  communication 
april 2008 by brownpau
Second Life Common Terms
Glossary of SL lingo. Because when you say "dragged out of inventory into the sandbox" instead of "rezzed," avatars laugh at you.
secondlife  language 
april 2008 by brownpau
Aircraft marshalling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Aircraft marshals" is what you call those guys on the tarmac who wave around the glowy light wand thingies.
aviation  language  wikipedia 
february 2008 by brownpau
Warning! Top 5 Reasons Not to Let Your Daughter go to America : Japan Probe
Weird Japanese booklet about the dangers of America to Japanese girls.
japan  usa  culture  language  wtf 
december 2007 by brownpau
Language Log: The Etiology and Elaboration of a Flagrant Mistranslation.
How the Mandarin words GAN1 and GAN4 are frequently mistranslated by popular Chinese translation software into a popular English profanity.
language  culture  china  engrish  interesting 
december 2007 by brownpau
Language Log: Extramarital toes
On hypallage, or the transfer of epithets from one noun to another.
language 
december 2007 by brownpau
Gospel Truth - New York Times
Professor April DeConick finds multiple egregious errors in National Geographic scholars' translation of the Coptic "Gospel of Judas" manuscript, owing to the Society's desire for a sensational scoop.
nationalgeographic  bible  faith  history  archaeology  language  oops 
december 2007 by brownpau
Walmart Cake.
I get the impression the frosting inscription was ordered by phone.
food  cake  walmart  fun  photos  wtf  language 
october 2007 by brownpau
The "Oh Snap" Flowchart.
Criteria for the proper use of the interjection "Oh Snap."
fun  language  charts 
october 2007 by brownpau
Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament: Amos, Justice, and the NIV
With notes on the Hebrew understanding of "justice" as <i>"mishpat,"</i> protection of the weak and poor.
faith  bible  theology  language  judaism  history 
october 2007 by brownpau
Mango (beta)
Free language lessons. Via <a href="http://geeksugar.com/642380">geeksugar</a>.
language  education  free  tools 
september 2007 by brownpau
reCAPTCHA: Stop Spam, Read Books.
Captcha-based form security as distributed manual OCR app, using words scanned from actual books, for form submitters to copy as text.
captcha  security  books  language  spam 
september 2007 by brownpau
MarkovFilter
generates comments based on a Markov Chain model of mefite comment histories.
metafilter  language  fun  markov 
september 2007 by brownpau
Metroblogging DC: Metroverheard: P.I.
In which I hear tourists getting it wrong.
dc  metblogs  metro  fun  language 
august 2007 by brownpau
Metroblogging DC: Gyros, Mon Cheri.
In which I face a pronunciation quandary.
metblogs  dc  food  language 
july 2007 by brownpau
Photos of a restaurant menu in Beijing.
The English translations are rather, um, explicit.
china  food  fun  menu  engrish  language  wtf 
july 2007 by brownpau
from the boondocKs: L. Ron Hubbard and Igoroti.
Igorot Blogger debunks Scientology cult founder's claims to legendary linguistic skill.
scientology  cults  igorot  language  philippines 
june 2007 by brownpau
Novum Testamentum Blog - Starting a Team Blog.
Brandon to get guest writers on New Testament interpretation.
weblogs  bible  language 
june 2007 by brownpau
The New Pact.
Will Shetterly tries re-translating the New Testament from scratch.
faith  bible  weblogs  language  greek 
june 2007 by brownpau
Name Those Books.
How should one refer to the "Old Testament" around those who believe it to be the only one?
faith  bible  culture  language  hebrew  judaism 
june 2007 by brownpau
Bad Astronomy Blog - Help Shannon on the road to recovery
Bad Astronomer backpedals on his skeptic-rant about the use of religious language in an accident report when the accident victim herself leaves a snarky comment. I recommend sticking to astronomy.
atheism  language 
may 2007 by brownpau
Chinese Character Dictionary.
Shows characters in GIF or UTF-8.
china  language  tools 
may 2007 by brownpau
Angry Wolfowitz in four-letter tirade | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited.
Under threat of discipline for blatant nepotism, Wolfowitz cranks his classy level to "Awesome." (Where "Awesome" means "Not Awesome")
news  worldbank  wolfowitz  language  crime  government 
may 2007 by brownpau
The Eucharist and the Malachi Prophecy in Early Christianity
"The purpose of the paper is to show how three sources (the Didache, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus) all use the same text from Malachi to shape their understanding of Eucharist but draw different conclusions from the text."
faith  bible  history  language  greek 
may 2007 by brownpau
Anil Dash: Cats Can Has Grammar.
An extensive treaties on "lolcats" and language.
cats  graphics  fun  language  net 
april 2007 by brownpau
Defective Yeti: Internet Access CAPTCHAs
To filter out people with bad grammar as well as spam bots.
fun  language  net  security 
april 2007 by brownpau
TL;DR - "Too Long, Didn't Read"
1337-speak for boring and monotonous text on the net.
fun  language 
april 2007 by brownpau
Someone at the Romney campaign screwed up, big time | FP Passport.
Romney anti-Castro speech mistakenly uses a Castro catchphrase.
politics  language  mittromney 
march 2007 by brownpau
Skipinder The Punjabi Kangaroo.
Skippy the Kangaroo redubbed for Indian comedy sketch show "Goodness Gracious Me."
india  australia  fun  video  language 
march 2007 by brownpau
Waffle House grill cook cheat sheet.
Waffle House wait staff communicate nonverbally via condiment arrangement.
food  fun  language 
march 2007 by brownpau
Captain's Quarters - Coulter Said What?
On Ann Coulter's use of the word "faggot" at CPAC.
language  coulter  politics 
march 2007 by brownpau
Obsidian Wings: Joe, Joe, Joe...
Biden linguistically shoots himself in the foot.
politics  race  obama  biden  language 
january 2007 by brownpau
Metafilter thread on "In My Language."
Link in thread goes to YouTube video of autistic woman showing how she interacts with the world with her own private body language.
metafilter  video  autism  art  psychology  language  youtube 
january 2007 by brownpau
Things My Boyfriend Says.
Her boyfriend says funny things. Some profanity.
fun  relationships  language  weblogs 
january 2007 by brownpau
lowercase L.
Tracking misuses of the lowercase letter L around the world.
weblogs  language 
january 2007 by brownpau
Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay.
I've linked this before, but I can't find it anymore, so here it is again because I saw it on Kottke and it's so funny.
writing  language  fun  education 
december 2006 by brownpau
Davide's Notes: Animals in the Synoptics.
On the translation and taxonomy of animal names in the gospels.
bible  language  history 
october 2006 by brownpau
Sexual Salvation in Lawrence.
Leithart comments on D.H. Lawrence's attempts at redemptive use of sexual language.
literature  language 
october 2006 by brownpau
asphaleia: The Name Game.
The Names of God and how they are rendered in Bible translations.
faith  bible  language 
september 2006 by brownpau
A 19th Century Slang Dictionary.
More vocabulary, of the coarser variety.
language  history 
august 2006 by brownpau
How to Speak 19th Century.
Victorian vocabulary, of which many words are still in normal use today.
language  history 
august 2006 by brownpau
Microphone Captures Bush's Unscripted Comments at G-8.
"What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit, and it's over."
president  language  politics 
july 2006 by brownpau
Non-Errors.
Those usages people keep telling you are wrong but which are actually standard in English.
language 
july 2006 by brownpau
"Whaling and gnashing of teeth."
This Guardian weblog entry wins the Brownpau Most Creative Title award.
fun  language  environment  animals 
june 2006 by brownpau
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