Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
A Brief History of Goths...

What do the barbarian Goths that raided Europe have to do with the young fashionistas who wear black in the more recent era? Not much, because the modern Goths took their name from the word Gothic. And that's where the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/19/A-Brief-History-of-Goths/
The Surprising Pattern Behind Color Names...

Different languages have different names for colors, that's given. Bu...  ...ifferent names for colors, that's given. But some languages identify more colors than others, and some have r...  ...rather few terms for colors. Research into those languages reveals that when there ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/17/The-Surprising-Pattern-Behind-Color-Names/
DoggoLingo, the Language of Dogs

When people got together on the internet, they sha...  ...they shared enough cat pictures that LOLcat, the language , was born. It took a while longer, but there's al...  ...born. It took a while longer, but there's also a language for dogs: DoggoLingo. Even if you've never heard...  ...gs: DoggoLingo. Even if y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/DoggoLingo-the-Language-of-Dogs/
A New Addition to the OED: Sonic Screwdriver...

Doctor Who has been a staple of British culture fo...  ...years, and now it has officially infiltrated the language -that's why the Oxford English Dictionary will be...  ...the past (and much of the present) of the English language ."Sonic screwdriver isn't the first Whovian term t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/22/A-New-Addition-to-the-OED-Sonic-Screwdriver/
Whole Phrases Hidden in English Words...

English is a language that's always evolving. Every day, we use words t...  ...und a long time, but they've changed. One way the language has changed is by condensing sentences we use a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/19/Whole-Phrases-Hidden-in-English-Words/
What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?...

We've all heard someone called so-and-so the second and others called blah-blah-blah Jr. but what makes someone a "Jr" as opposed to a "II"? Thanks to Mental Floss' Big Question, now we know. It seems a Jr. is generally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/23/Whats-the-Difference-Between-Jr-and-II/
Why Do Canadians Say 'Eh'?...

The Canadian linguistic quirk of putting "eh" at the end of a sentence is an example of a tag, which is a word or phrase appended to a sentence. In Mandarin, any statement appended with "ma" turns that statement into a q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Why-Do-Canadians-Say-Eh/
13 Countries You Might be Surprised to Know Speak English...

If you want to travel the world but don't speak ot...  ...ou want to travel the world but don't speak other languages (and hey, no one can speak them all, right?) it's...  ...laces where the locals have a good handle on your language . If you're reading this, I'm assuming you speak E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/13-Countries-You-Might-be-Surprised-to-Know-Speak-English/
A Cromulent Exercise in Language

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from...  ...nd use words. Perfectly cromulent, if you ask us. Language is constantly expanding in numerous ways—an...  ...uncomfortable to see a new bastardization of the language , even a good one. A recent study noted that the...  ...d one. A recent study no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/05/A-Cromuluent-Exercise-in-Language/
Why Can't Other Primates Speak?...

Monkeys and primates can't speak. That much is cer...  ...e know that some primates can learn to speak sign language and many can learn to understand human words, but...  ...en't mentally capable of understanding how to use language and forming words. So will they be able to learn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/13/Why-Cant-Other-Primates-Speak/




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