James Gardner

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One-star restaurant reviews show signs of trauma, linguists say

Online reviews of bad dining experiences show same linguistic traits as trauma victims, says US professor<p>A bad meal out might ruin your night, but the ordeal could leave you traumatised too, according to linguists who analysed hundreds of thousands of online reviews.<p>Diners who left one-star reviews …

Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures

The cat is out of the bag: proverbs sound ridiculous when they’re translated. London-based writer Matt Lindley has become fascinated with how foreign idioms translate into surreal phrases. “A country’s idioms can give us an insight into a culture,” he says. “There’s something slightly ‘other’ about …

Photographing LA's Gang Wars

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia 13, Mara Salvatrucha 13 and 18th Street gangs.<p><i>This post first appeared on</i> ​VICE Alps<p>​​Zurich-based photographer Andres Herren has been interested in gang culture since he was a kid. So as soon as he started working with …

Crime

Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish?

What goes <i>boo boo</i> in Japanese, <i>chrum chrum</i> in Polish, <i>groin groin</i> in French and <i>nöff-nöff</i> in Swedish?<p>Clue: she may go by the name of Peppa, or demand to be called Miss. It is, of course, the pig who oinks in English, Italian and Spanish.<p>In case you were wondering, it isn’t pigs that are multilingual, …

ZOO - The Movie (Part 1)

Witchcraft and Magic: Magic - Voodoo, séances - FREE MOVIE

Witchcraft and Magic: Witchcraft - FREE MOVIE

The Real Life Hannibal Lecters 1/6

The Afterlife Investigations: The Scole Experiment

Extraordinary People - The Boy Who Lived Before

Suicide Forest in Japan

The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Full Length Documentary)

Africa

[UFO Documentary] Demonic Deception. Part 1. The Glowing Orbs/UFOs

The Playlist: metal - Machine Head, Mysticum and more

Machine Head – Night Of Long Knives<p>It would be easy to infer that mainstream metal is dawdling in the creative doldrums at present, but Machine Head continue to be the exception to the post-millennial rule. As with both 2007’s the Blackening and its 2011 follow-up Unto The Locust, the band’s latest …

Why there are too many women doctors, women MPs, and women bosses

I am a subeditor at the Guardian. I am a woman. I am not a woman subeditor. But “woman” and its plural seem to be taking over the role of modifier, so that now, there is no such thing, as far as much of the media is concerned, as a female doctor, a female MP or a female chef. Instead you hear or …

A thousand words for death

How would you like to die, linguistically? When the lexicographers were compiling their citations for the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i>, they came across this remarkable one, in a US graveyard:<p>Caroline, wife of EJ Langston, born on March 23 1833. Passed out Dec 18 1867<p>It's the earliest recorded use of</i> …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

The top 10 feminist books

Eleanor Marx's biographer Rachel Holmes picks works, from Jeanette Winterson to George Bernard Shaw, that address 'the greatest global injustice'<p>Six years writing the life of Eleanor Marx made me review everything I've read about fighting injustice against women and the arrested development left to …

Madeleine McCann search: investigators erect tents on wasteland - video

British detectives will not be able to intervene but will be allowed to sit in during questioning by Portuguese officers, source says<p>Published: 7 Jun 2014<p>The searches are taking place a short walk from the Ocean Club apartment where Madeleine was last seen alive in May 2007<p>Published: 6 Jun …

Transgender people cannot be denied sex-reassignment Medicare coverage

Transgender people receiving Medicare cannot be categorically denied coverage for sex-reassignment surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review board ruled on Friday, ending a decades-old ban.<p>Since 1981, such surgeries were excluded from procedures covered by Medicare, on …

Shakespeare's scholar tramp

Hollingbury Copse is a pleasant suburban cul-de-sac on the northern outskirts of Brighton, but nothing remains of the curious property that once stood here, and was the first to have this address. It was built amid dense woodland in the late 1870s by the celebrated Shakespearean scholar and …

European Amazon listing prices LG's G2 mini at 350 euros ahead of launch

So far we know most of the things we need to know about LG's G2 mini. Like, we know there will be two processor variants (Tegra 4i for Latin America and Middle East, Snapdragon 400 elsewhere), there's also a 4.7-inch (qHD) display, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. That's all fine and dandy, …