Leon Parrett

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Why Do Rappers Put on Fake Accents?

We asked the world's leading linguistics professor to analyse Iggy Azalea's voice.<p>Everyone has an accent. They shape who we are and where we come from. They allow strangers to judge us within a split-second of opening our mouth. And they make average-looking people slightly more attractive.<p>The way …

Linguistics

The Score: Mapping the Lite-Grunge Music and Normcore Style of 'Chasing Amy'

So much normcore. So much average guitar music.<p>In 1997, Kevin Smith released the third installment in his Jersey Trilogy, which had begun with <i>Clerks</i> and <i>Mallrats</i> and had cemented his voice, love it or hate it, as one of the defining directorial voices of the decade. <i>Chasing Amy</i> was many things. It …

Ben Affleck

Chewbacca Dog

Redditor ejara80 writes that <b>this costume</b> worn by his friend's dog won third place at a Petco <i>Star Wars</i> contest. It's fantastic! I'm curious about what …

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