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11 Things You Might Not Know About Lord of the Flies

A fixture of English class syllabi, William Golding’s 1954 novel <i>Lord of the Flies</i> keeps winning over new generations of readers. And if you've been …

Literature

A Must Have Punctuation Guide for Every Student

February, 2015<br>When people speak face to face, they use several verbal and non verbal cues to convey meanings (e.g. grimaces, frowning, smiling, …

Hahaha! Best dad ever throws huge ball pit party for his kid while his wife is away

en_US<p>article<p>Bored at home alone with the kids, YouTuber Roman Atwood had something up his sleeves. He called his wife to ask what time she'd be home. …

Kids

Is the Isaac Newton Apple/Gravity Story True?

We've all heard some variant of this story: Isaac Newton is hanging around one day under an apple tree, an apple falls off the tree and onto his …

Physics

12 Lonely Negative Words

Are you disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled? Well, unfortunately you’re never going to be gusted, gruntled or sheveled. <i>Disgusted, disgruntled</i> and</i> …

Language

Experiments in Ngram Art

WHAT IS NGRAM?<p>Google Ngram Viewer is a tool that allows users to search for a word or phrase in Google’s vast collection of digitized books and graph …

ngram

RT @BeschlossDC: JFK's 1963 phonetically-spelled note card to say "Ich bin ein Berliner" near Berlin Wall, which fell 25 years ago: http://t.co/DB2ekrVf5C

15 Gifts For Punctuation Nerds & Language Lovers

One ampersand item in your apartment is charming; two is a trend. We already had a medium-sized tin ampersand from the Brooklyn Fort Greene Flea …

High Fashion

15 Words That Are Way More Interesting Than They Seem

Let’s face it, some words are a lot more interesting than others. But then again, some words are <i>secretly</i> interesting—they might seem straightforward …

15 Things You Might Not Know About Ohio

<b>1.</b> Ohio gets its name from the Iroquois word <i>ohi-yo</i>, meaning "great river."<p><b>2.</b> Ohio didn't officially become a state until 1953. It was declared a …

Kristen Bell

Messy desks? It’s a creative thing, we have scientific proof

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have proven what we’ve known all along: folks with messy desks tend to be more creative. Three …

10 Foreign Words We Need in English—Illustrated!

Sometimes you just don't have the word you need to describe a feeling or an event. Lucky for us, there are plenty of other languages to borrow from. …

Language

The pen that can mimic every colour in the world

Think of Photoshop’s eye dropper tool’s ability to take any colour it wants and use it for its own. Now imagine that on a real-life pen. Point at a …

The Most Amazing Lie in History

<i>How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II.</i><p>In the weeks leading up to D-day, Allied …

11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way

Why is English spelling so messed up? We get the same sounds spelled different ways (two, to, too), the same spellings pronounced different ways …

New Twitter Study Discovers “Global Superdialects”

Do you say sneakers, gym shoes, or trainers? Soda, pop, or fizzy drink? Your choice has a lot to do with where you’re from. Certain terms vary by …

How to Tell Whether You've Got Angst, Ennui, or Weltschmerz

English has many words for the feelings that can arise when a good, hard look at the state of the world seems to reveal only negatives. Hopelessness, …

This Is What Anne Frank's Arrest Looked Like

The summer of 1944 was full of raised hopes and broken hearts all across Europe. By August, the Americans and Russians were trudging toward Germany. …

New York in Slow Motion

New York City streets in the summer can be sweaty and smelly. But they are also full of vibrancy and life that filmmaker Tim Sessler captures in this …

Los Angeles

Where Did The Ampersand Symbol Come From?

The symbol we know as the ampersand first appeared in some graffiti on a Pompeian wall around the first century A.D. It wasn't called an "ampersand" …

Language

7 Words Brought to You by British Colonialism

The British Empire once shaded fully a quarter of the world's map pink. The political reach of Britain was unparalleled, and throughout history it …

Bill Clinton

When and Why Did People Start Saying "Um"?

Reader Darren wrote in to ask, "When and why did people start saying um when they are talking?"<p>According to the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i>, the speech …

9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems

Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same thing as knowing how to translate. Translation is a special skill that professionals work hard to …

Language

9 Fun Facts About the Schwa

We all know that English spelling is rarely a good guide to pronunciation. One big reason for this is the prevalence of schwa in the spoken language. …

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, "Because the …

Etymology

The Best Shots Fired in the Oxford Comma Wars

The Oxford comma, so-called because the Oxford University Press style guidelines require it, is the comma before the conjunction at the end of a …

Don’t let the book bugs bite! Open books absolutely engulf this headboard

Canberra-based graphic designer Kassandra wanted a homelier feel to her new apartment when she moved in a couple of years ago, so she snapped up lots …

Practical English

20 Cute And Hilarious Animals With Their Tongues Sticking Out

Just like creating a tongue sticking out of a smiley face makes it a bit more wacky, a cute animal sticking their tongue out is just that much …