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17 English Words that Come From Japanese : Rickshaw

Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate (1179).<p><b>Definition:</b> <b><br>1)</b> a top leader (as in politics) <b><br>2)</b> a businessperson of exceptional …

Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea

With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—<i>té</i> in Spanish and <i>tee</i> in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of <i>cha</i>, like <i>chay</i> in Hindi.<p>Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear …

7 Uncommonly Doubled Letters

<i>E</i>'s and <i>o</i>'s get doubled in English regularly, but <i>a</i>'s typically do not. The words <i>aardvark</i> and <i>aardwolf</i> are two exceptions. Both come from early …

Language

the World, after Jan 11th, 2018, ht @AriCostello https://t.co/x7WkRpMjkC

The Fascinating History of Ten Letters That Are No Longer Part of the American English Alphabet

YouTuber Austin McConnell, a man who knows words, humorously explained through animation the fascinating history of ten different letters that are no …

Linguistics

这部国产剧,塑造了最让人肝颤的色情狂!

各位朋友,我们的电影号:<b>北戴河桃罐头厂电影修士会</b>复更了!我们将保持一贯的风格和更高的水准,为大家介绍最好的、最傻逼的、最新奇的电影。嗨起来特疯,深沉起来特严肃。欢迎大家持续关注:<p><b>文:桃厂大魔王</b><p>最近几个月,关于女性被性侵的新闻层出不穷。<p>2017年年底爆出的哈维·韦恩斯坦事件几乎重新划分了好莱坞的权力构成,这两天,香港影星蓝洁瑛昔日强奸的遭遇再度被摆上台面。<p><i>其人可悲,其遇可叹,其事可恶</i><p>但值得一提的是,如今集中爆出的这些性侵丑闻,大都不是最近才发生,而是陈年旧事。<p>并不是这两年色魔多了起来,而是过去,这类事件没有引起人们应有的关注,尤其是国内。<p>虽然也就是在近一两年,女性权益才逐渐在人民群众中掀起讨论热 …

Here’s How Some of Rock and Roll Legends Would Look Like Today If They Weren’t Dead

So many musicians have passed away too fast over the past couple of decades. They left their fans heartbroken, listening to their music until today. …

Kurt Cobain

Penny-Farthing: The Main Vehicle of Men in the Last Half of the 19th Century

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear …

19th Century

Miss Correct Posture: Pictures From a Chiropractors' Beauty Contest Took Place in Chicago in 1956

Beauty contests were a way for people, places and businesses to celebrate events, highlight pop culture and promote various products or ideas.<br>In the …

X-rays

That's My Mom – 22 Lovely Portrait Snapshots of an American Teenage Girl in the Early 1940s

These lovely snapshots from a Bob 's album. They captured portraits of his mom when she was a teenager in the early 1940s and lived in Tamp...

Teens

How to Write in Japanese - A Beginner's Guide

Writing

半人半獣の骨格・解剖図。神話などに登場する奇獣を描いた作品シリーズ - 展覧会情報・写真・デザイン|ADB

E. B. Hudspeth(エリック・ハズペス)さんの作品シリーズ「The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer …

38 Vintage Photos of Women in Miniskirts at Huge Computers in the 1970s and 1980s

Attractive women wearing as little clothing as the decency of the day allows--this tool has been a constant one in the history of advertising, …

Vintage

你再也找不到比这更全的PPT素材库

也许有时候职场上的你会很诧异,<p>别人的PPT为什么能做到这般惊艳~<p>为什么别人的PPT比我优秀,<p>为什么他们的工作汇报能做成这样子~<p><b>不全是因为他们牛逼,也可能是因为他们用对了模板!</b><p>为了改变这种现状,<p>我们给你送资源来了,第二波PPT资源 — <b>50G的PPT资源免费送</b>~<p>废话不多说,直接上图,<p><b>心急的朋友直接看文末领取方式!</b><p><b>——50G精选PPT资源——</b><p>一份优秀的PPT,<p>能让你有完美的<b>视觉享受</b>和<b>清晰的思维框架</b>,<p>一份好的PPT,会让你显得更<b>专业,</b><p>亦会让你的工作事半功倍。<p>除了照惯例给大家“资源干货”外,<p>这次我们还放送各种<b>PPT教程</b>,<p>希望帮助大家彻底解决PPT难题。<p><b>——9999套PPT模板——</b><p>套套都是精品,内容、配色 …

In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

The town of Ninilchik seems unremarkable. Located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula about 185 miles from Anchorage, the sleepy village serves as a pit stop …

You're Probably Pronouncing These British Towns Incorrectly

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores towns with unexpected pronunciations.<p>Despite America's vast expanse and melting pot of different ethnic and linguistic influences, its geography is, by and large, pretty easy to pronounce. Apart from the odd one-letter stowaway—the second 'c' in …

Language

A Map Shows What Every Country in the World Calls Itself in its Own Language: Explore the “Endonyms of the World” Map

I live in South Korea, but the South Koreans don't call it South Korea. The country has its own language, of course, and that language has its own …

Language

中央政治局开民主生活会 习近平主持发表重要讲话

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Many young people often tell each other that the way to quickly say goodbye to <b>singledom</b> is to keep going to weddings and parties.

This Is What the Ideal Woman Looked Like in the 1930s

Caption from LIFE. This is ideal figure that modern women want.<br>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 3<p>The "ideal" body type …

Marilyn Monroe

What's the Longest Word in the World? Here are 12 of Them, By Category

Antidisestablishmentarianism, everyone’s favorite agglutinative, entered the pop culture lexicon on August 17, 1955, when Gloria Lockerman, a …

Language

Alaskan who knew more than 200 languages could find the right word

The students in Robin Shoaps' University of Alaska Fairbanks linguistics course last spring, "Klingon, Elvish and Dothraki: The Art and Science of …

J.R.R. Tolkien

The 30 Hardest-to-Pronounce Words in the English Language

Try saying defibrillator five times — good luck!<p>Don't sweat it. Even the most accomplished orators stumble over these commonly mispronounced words.

Artist Visualises The Magnificent Tree of Languages

“Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog …

South Korea

最厉害的武僧不在少林寺,而在这里|大象公会

<b>僧人、士兵、运动员、叛军、侠客、同性恋者,西藏的特种喇嘛「德夺」,穿梭于种种身份之间。</b><p>文|尼洋<p>武侠小说和影视剧中,每当需要「神秘力量」推动剧情时,西藏喇嘛往往便会适时出现。除了独特的发型、服装和武器,其武艺通常也高深而略显邪门,给人留下深刻印象。<p><b>▍《天龙八部》中的吐蕃国师鸠摩智</b><p><b>▍《神雕侠侣》中的蒙古国师金轮法王</b><p><b>▍90 年代香港电影《西藏小子》中元彪饰演武功高强的喇嘛旺拉</b><p><b>▍好莱坞电影《防弹武僧》中周润发饰演拯救世界的西藏喇嘛</b><p>这些来自雪域高原的武装喇嘛,显然是刻板印象与神秘主义叠加的产物。不过,「武僧」确实曾在西藏存在,且为数不少,虽然不能用肉身抵挡子弹,也没有远赴中原切磋的习惯。<p>在近代西藏史上, …

聊一聊我的偶像细野晴臣

今年7月我偶像细野晴臣70岁了,前两天听他在广播里和never young beach的安倍君聊到buffalo springfield时说:能聊这些的人越来越少,我周围同龄人很多都不在了。说得轻描淡写的,可是听着的我还是感觉到了一丝丝孤单。<p>要说高处不胜寒也不太对,细野晴臣作为日本最早一批接触到摇滚 …

歴史ギャラリー | エーザイ株式会社

爱沙尼亚怪奇神作《地狱》

《大师与玛格丽特》中的撒旦舞会,是我无数次在现实中和梦境中会「见到」的场景。说来也巧,最近在整理资料的时候,看到了之前搜集,但未来得及写下来的艺术家。<p>他是爱沙尼亚人,20世纪早期的一位超现实主义艺术家,名叫爱德华·维拉尔特/Eduard Wiiralt。<p>和苏联时期用超现实主义风格,来讽刺现实荒诞的晚辈们不同,他老人家20世纪初就开始了创作,今天要分享的这些作品,就是他在法国时期创作的作品。他的大部分的作品收藏在塔林国家博物馆。<p>这些gif图来自一部动画片《Porgu/地狱》。这部1983年制作的动画,由他的追随者完成,里面的所有人物都源于维拉尔特的画作。<p>这幅重要的作品名为《Porgu/地狱》,是 …

中国人错失改造英语的机会

一百多年,林语堂断言道,未来世界的市场要转移到太平洋来,未来世界将是普罗的世界(全球化),即使中国人口保持4亿不变,到2400年左右,上海人说的“洋泾浜”英语(中式英文),将会替代英语,成为世界通用语。<p>林语堂舒发这番豪情的时候,上海是远东最大港口,誉为东方巴黎,在国际化上,俨然今天的纽约。除了洋行里的打工仔,商店小伙计,黄包车夫,就连给洋人看孩子的老太太都会说英文。“long time no see”,也在正式英语里挤占一席之地。<p>英国文豪萧伯纳也和林语堂遥相呼应,盛赞上海的“洋泾浜”英语简洁有力。萧伯纳说,“不能”,中国人发明了“no can”,这比“be unable to”要传神有力得多。<p>…