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Word of the Week: Kuidaore (n) - Wandering Fête
The word kuidaore (食い倒れ) roughly translates to “ruin oneself by the extravagance in food” or “to eat oneself into bankruptcy.”
language  japan  food  via:dianalu 
10 weeks ago by dirtystylus
18F — Hacking inclusion: How we customized a bot to gently correct people who use the word 'guys'
How do you nudge people to make better decisions with their language?

It’s a difficult question: you don’t want to make someone feel bad, but it’s important to have everyone think about diverse and inclusive language.

Not too long ago, we noticed people saying the word “guys” to describe groups of people in our internal Slack chat rooms. Not a terrible error, but we want to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people use more inclusive language. So we customized Slackbot’s autoresponses to respond automatically with different phrases if someone uses the words “guys” or “guyz”.
inclusion  diversity  language  genderbias  slack  bots 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
Olivia on Twitter: "Educational comic https://t.co/OelmOLEbES"
Have you ever learned a new word and started hearing *everywhere* right after?

humor  language  cartoon  via:karenmcgrane  slackfodder 
january 2018 by dirtystylus
Can an App Save an Ancient Language? - Scientific American
Specifically, Perley has worked with a variety of Native American tribes to help them develop lessons and other programming. Early on, one of the teachers he spoke with wasn’t sure his students would use Tuscarora, the Indigenous language of a Native American tribe along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada, outside of the classroom. As soon as class was over, everyone seemed to switch back to speaking English. However, when the teacher listened more closely to a group of kids playing cards at a picnic table during recess, his perspective changed. The boys were playing a game that involved a lot of counting, but instead of using English for the numbers, they were counting in Tuscarora. All on their own, they had begun using their tribal language in their everyday lives.
nativeamericans  language  translation  preservation  technology 
october 2017 by dirtystylus
For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope : All Tech Considered : NPR
One of the reasons some indigenous languages are endangered is that increased connectivity through the Internet and social media have strengthened dominant languages such as English, Russian and Chinese, says Anna Luisa Daigneault of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.
language  history  preservation  translation  facebook  socialmedia  twitter 
october 2017 by dirtystylus
What Do You Call the Corner Store? - Atlas Obscura
In Detroit, the convenience store is known as a party store, which is sort of an optimistic name.
language  culture  bodega 
september 2017 by dirtystylus
This doesn't surprise me; I'd love to hear more about this data.
womenintech  sexism  language  inclusion  techculture  hacking  from twitter_favs
march 2016 by dirtystylus

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