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"An almond doesn’t lactate" - FDA to crack down on use of the word "milk"
(Except "almond milk" has been in use as a term since medieval times...)
milk  food  language  USA  regulation 
july 2018 by swampers
Can you identity the World Cup quarter final teams in Russian?
(8/8 - and I haven't been watching, and never studied Russian. Am I a sleeper agent??)
Russia  football  language  quiz 
july 2018 by swampers
Why is it "Zed" in Britain, and "Zee" in America?
(I'm with the campaign to resurrect 'ezod', though)
alphabet  letters  language  UK  USA 
january 2018 by swampers
How English is the Eurovision Song Contest?
Of course, the winning song was one of the few not sung in English.
language  Eurovision  singing 
may 2017 by swampers
Long hundred
When a hundred didn't mean a hundred. Except when it did.
language  numbers  history 
may 2017 by swampers
Daily doses of malaprop in metaphor form
language  funny 
may 2017 by swampers
Welshman's dog shaved bald in Chinese language mix-up
Nothing could possibly live up to this headline, but the picture is amazing.
dogs  chinese  Wales  funny  language 
april 2017 by swampers
On Chinese Writing
Three-part series, starting here, explaining the "fun" of Chinese writing
China  chinese  language  writing 
april 2017 by swampers
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