Language

The power of the emoji, Japan's most transformative modern design

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emojis have become, without a doubt, a design classic. But how effective are they as a communication tool?<p>Over 6 billion emojis are sent on a daily basis, with over 90% of the world's online community making regular use of them. Emojis may be one of Japan's greatest-ever exports.<p>Today they …

Alice In Wonderland

Newswire: Jamie Foxx gets called out for “disrespectful” sign language joke

Last week, Jamie Foxx appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s <i>Tonight Show</i> to plug his new Fox game show/app commercial <i>Beat Shazam</i>, and to tease the appearance he and Fallon recorded a quick promo to air on NBC that day. In that promo, while Fallon breathlessly rattled off the very exciting things happening on …

Celebrity News

WannaCry creators could be native Chinese speakers

New analysis from Flashpoint churns up evidence that WannaCry ransom notes were written by native Chinese speakers.<p>We are one step closer to identifying WannaCry creators -- or, at least, the languages they speak.<p>New linguistic analysis emerged from US intelligence company Flashpoint last Friday …

Linguistics

Deleting Letters: Deletion, Beheadment, Curtailment, Terminal Deletion, Word Deletion, Transdeletion

A deletion may include more than two words. A famous old example: NINE = startling, EIGHT = starling, SEVEN = staring, SIX = string, FIVE = sting, …

Linguistics

Middle East Peace: How Can There Be a Resolution to the Conflict if Israel Demotes Arabic?

The nation state bill reiterates that Israel is "the national home of the Jewish people" and removes Arabic as an official language.

Linguistics

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “The Best…” list…..<p>I’m adding this post to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>Ordinarily, I also publish a …

Language Learning

Why your wrong to care about grammar

In the year 1712, the essayist Jonathan Swift put forth quite a radical proposal for "Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining" the English …

Grammar

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

Speech and communication in Parkinsons disease: a cross-sectional exploratory study in the UK

ObjectiveTo assess associations between cognitive status, intelligibility, acoustics and functional communication in PD.DesignCross-sectional …

Medical Journals

National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair.<p>To the tightknit community …

Bees

Slang class helps Aussie newbies to Kal learn the lingo

An Australian slang class is helping newcomers to Kalgoorlie understand local phrases and feel more at home.

The Know-How of Korean Netizens in a High-Spec New Paradigm of Synergy: or, Korea’s Dilbert-Era Loanwords

By Colin Marshall Lulled into a false sense of security by the simplicity of its alphabet, those students of the Korean language who don’t give up in …

Miami-Dade girl competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Vasundara Govindarajan grew up watching her older brother Vaidya spell his way to success — first as a spelling champ, then fast-tracking college to …

Education

Lobster, cereal, and 6 more everyday words people around the world use to describe money

Denmark<p>Denmark uses the krona and the Danish words for hundred and thousand notes are shortened from 'hundrede' to 'hund' (dog) and 'tusind' to …

Lobster

Top 50 German Surnames and Their Meanings

With roots in the Germanic middle ages, German surnames have been around since the 1100s. They are often very easy to identify, if you either know a …

Linguistics

Goodness gracious, why is everyone adopting the phrases of yore?

Trying to pinpoint just one of the myriad verbal crutches that football commentators use to inject personality into their prattle is no easy feat; like trying to decide upon just one really bad example from the Burton Menswear suits range.<p>The cup spilleth over. And, come the FA Cup Final this …

How to apply for jobs abroad that don't exist

South America is where I learned how to speak Spanish fluently and when reading restaurant menus, I cringe. Their English translation is fcking wrong.<p>…

I Don't Want To

Creating a conducive learning environment

<b>Despite the fact that socio-economic conditions, gender and culture influence students’ learning for good or bad, teachers can play a vital role in</b> …

Linguistics

Should signing be Canada's 3rd official language?

A New Brunswick mother has written to the federal government to ask that sign language become the third official language of Canada.<p>Heather Chandler …

Canadian News

10 Rules And Tips For Commenting On Listverse - Listverse

General Knowledge<p>May 27, 2017<p>Since last year’s election, there has been something of a shift in respectability in the comments here. Consequently I …

List-Worthy

Attribution of the WannaCry ransomware to Chinese speakers

The notorious WannaCry malware infestation began on Friday, May 12, 2017 and spread rapidly throughout the world, infecting hundreds of thousands of …

Google Translate

5 Reasons You Should Teach Your Child Another Language

“What’s the point of teaching your kids a foreign language if they will never become fluent?” I have heard this so many times from parents who think …

Language Learning

Kevin Spacey managed to out-swear the master of all curse words, Gordon Ramsay

"Damn, I've been out f*cked."<p>As the first guest on Gordon Ramsey's new show, <i>The F-Word,</i> Kevin Spacey spoke about the upcoming performance of his one-man play, <i>Clarence Darrow,</i> while snacking on some tasty fish.<p>However, the interview quickly turned into a swearing contest as Spacey seemed determined …

Humor

This app will help you translate entire conversations while traveling — in real time

Anyone who has ever traveled to a country where they don’t speak the language knows the frustration of attempting to get by in a new place. Now, …

Decoding Donald Trump's body language at the G7 Summit

Everyone seems to be talking about the body language between the US president and other world leaders at the NATO summit, as well as the G7.<p>Everyone seems to be talking about the body language between the US president and other world leaders at the NATO summit, as well as the G7.<p>Many of them are …

Donald Trump

Hebel - Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon - New American Standard

<b>Strong's Number:</b> 1892<p><b>Original Word</b><p><b>Word Origin</b><p>lbh<p>from (01891)<p><b>Transliterated Word</b><p><b>TDNT Entry</b><p>Hebel<p>TWOT - 463a<p><b>Phonetic Spelling</b><p><b>Parts of Speech</b><p><i>heh'bel</i><p>Noun …

Pierre Kwenders On The Power Of Language

Montreal artist writes for Clash...Language is one of the most important tools of connectivity on the planet.It's something that can be enormously …

The Fascinating Evolution of the Word 'Gross'

In a fascinating episode of their informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally and …

Learn eight new feminist curse words in this super important lingo lesson

Regardless of how wide-ranging our vocabulary may be, it’s undeniably satisfying to let loose one (or five) curses when the situation calls for it. …

Vaguebooking? Subtweeting? Supertweeting? Why can't we just say what we mean online?

Many neologisms have been coined to make sense of the sideways ways that we communicate on social media – but the tactics are as old as time<p><b>What’s the difference between vaguebooking and a humblebrag? Is “supertweeting” really a thing? Why can’t we just say what we mean on social media?</b><p>On Wednesday …

Greg Gianforte