Stephanie P

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'How could our country lie so completely?': meet the North Korean defectors

One day, when he was 25 years old, Park Sang-hak was strolling around a huge square in the North Korean port of Wonsan. It is a drab place, with just a few flags and painted propaganda posters providing splashes of colour. But, as a trusted party worker and the son of a top spy, Park had been given …

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‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ gets a delightful modern mashup

Nick Acosta’s “Live Long and Star Trek” is the <i>Star Trek</i> mashup video we’ve all been waiting for.<p>Combining scenes from the original series with scenes …

How to identify any language at a glance

Thanks to globalization, it's very likely that at some point you've found yourself faced with a line of text written in a language you couldn't quite …

Language Learning

5 Words You Use All the Time That Were Once Totally Unacceptable

Attention language lubbers: the fourth edition of <i>Garner’s Modern English Usage</i> is out this month, and while it’s as full of pedantry as any guide on …

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How to improve your vocabulary: 6 tips for language learners

1. Gather a list of cognates.<p>In linguistics, a cognate is a word that is very similar to another. There are hundreds of cognates shared by English …

Language Learning

The 17 Funniest Tweets About Grammar In 2015

"People with good spelling and grammar have typo-negative blood."

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You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie | WIRED

Kathleen Kennedy has heard a lot of movie pitches. For decades she worked with Steven Spielberg, producing <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>, the <i>Indiana …

5 Amazing Adventures For Your Southeast Asia Bucket List

Southeast Asia is an adventure traveler's dream destination. You can eat like a king for a few bucks, explore unbelievable landscapes, and see remnants of some of the planet's most ancient civilizations. Check out our list of 5 Must-Do Adventures in Southeast Asia and book your flight today!<p>1. Hike …

6 Obstacles You Will Face When Learning a New Language (And What To Do)

If you're learning a new language, you'll go through several obstacles during your journey, and it's better to be prepared to face them before they …

15 Basic Words That Are Etymological Mysteries

All words had to start somewhere. Through the careful work of historical linguists and lexicographers, we can usually trace a word, if not to its …

Language

The Forgotten Kaleidoscope Craze in Victorian England

An illustration from 1818, titled “Human Nonsense.” (Photo: Public Domain/WikiCommons)<p>It’s hard to imagine now, but in the years after the …

Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red fruits with the tart edible seeds called arils are in season till early winter. Are …

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Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? – John McWhorter

English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is …

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language

A network of artificial neurons has learned how to use language.<p>Researchers from the universities of Sassari and Plymouth found that their cognitive …