Category Archives: Language

Is Gossip… Good? | Otherwords (feat. @Be Smart)

Gossip is an integral part of human social structure… and maybe the reason language evolved in the first place! Otherwords is a PBS web series on Storied that digs deep into this quintessential human trait of language and fınds the … Continue reading

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Six English words borrowed from the Romany language | The Conversation

Tavarius/Shutterstock There’s a long history of communities speaking Romany in the UK, so it’s hardly surprising that some of its words have found their way into everyday English.   Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities have been part of the UK’s … Continue reading

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Um casal adotou um cachorro surdo… | terrabrasil

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What Ancient Egyptian Sounded Like – and how we know

How did Egyptians pronounce the language behind the hieroglyphs? Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_… Become my patron: https://www.patreon.com/NativLang ~ Briefly ~ From Hatshepsut to Nefertiti to a Coptic Abuna, meet the many forms of the long-lived Egyptian language. Watch as they … Continue reading

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60 Euphemisms for Death! | Otherwords

For more word-nerdery, subscribe to Storied!: http://bit.ly/pbsstoried_sub No topic is as universally avoided–yet universally unavoidable–as DEATH. So, it’s got a lot of euphemisms in virtually every language. Otherwords is a new PBS web series on Storied that digs deep into … Continue reading

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Toddler reads full sentences | Now This News

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Popular Words Invented by Authors | Otherwords

[…] Authors often create words just for a one-time usage… but a special few will gain traction and become full-fledged parts of our shared lexicon! Otherwords is a new PBS web series on Storied that digs deep into this quintessential … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – Word of Mouth, 3 Ways to Speak English

Dr Jamila Lyiscott describes to Michael Rosen the 3 ways in which she speaks English.   Dr Jamila Lyiscott describes to Michael Rosen the 3 ways in which she speaks English according to whether she’s at home, at school or … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Origins of the Word ‘Monster’ (feat. Dr. Z) | Otherwords

For more word-nerdery, subscribe to Storied!: http://bit.ly/pbsstoried_sub Words don’t pop up fully formed… they evolve over thousands of years. What can we learn about our relationship to monsters by tracking the word down into the distant past? Otherwords is a … Continue reading

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Someone In Colorado Is Putting Out The Funniest Signs Ever, And The Puns Are Priceless

Someone In Colorado Is Putting Out The Funniest Signs Ever, And The Puns Are Priceless We are Happy Land. […]

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