Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
How British and American Spelling Parted Ways...

When you set up your spellcheck on your computer,...  ...because even in text, they are becoming different languages . Why do Americans spell words differently from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/09/How-British-and-American-Spelling-Parted-Ways/
Salsa Tequila...

Americans may get the impression that Europeans sp...  ...the impression that Europeans speak all European languages , mainly because they often learn several languages . That’s not the case, as demonstrated by No...  ...n, Dutch, Finnish, and a mishmash of Scandinavian languages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/30/Salsa-Tequila/
Uncovering Thieves’ Cant, the Elizabethan Slang of the Underworld...

A specific jargon from the Middle Ages spread amon...  ...d even Martin Luther wrote about it. The separate language wasn’t just slang or jargon, because it sur...  ...began popping up by the 13th century, in various languages in Europe, and were spoken by the lower class as...  ...o; What we do know for s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/20/Uncovering-Thieves-Cant-the-Elizabethan-Slang-of-the-Underworld/
Can This Quiz Guess Your Age Based on Your Language Use

We all use language based on our backgrounds, lifestyles and how our...  ...see if the site can guess your age based on your language use. I can't say it's particularly accurate, give...  ...iz and I admit that I probably do use more mature language than most people my age.

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/18/Can-This-Quiz-Guess-Your-Age-Based-on-Your-Language-Use/
A Crazy English Grammar Rule You Know But Have Never Heard Of...

Things native English speakers know, but don't k...  ...t, because we already know it just from using the language . Sure, we may think it funny how the German language combines words to makes bigger words, but we Amer...  ...ple of how difficult English is compared to other languages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/11/A-Crazy-English-Grammar-Rule-You-Know-But-Have-Never-Heard-Of/
Rhababer-Barbara-Bar...

Most languages combine simple words in one way or another to exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/04/Rhababer-Barbara-Bar/
27 Ways to Call a Cat...

When an American calls a cat, he usually says &ldq...  ...sounds. While cats have no trouble learning those languages (again, if they consider it worth their time), I&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/07/27-Ways-to-Call-a-Cat/
People Who Speak a Second Language: What Have You Overheard People Saying about You When They Thought You Couldn't Understand?

(Photo: Michel Colin)Redditor Grimdotdotdot asks t...  ...o assumed that they were ignorant of their native languages . Here are some of the best responses.its_meem_not...  ...r next to us and they start chatting in the local language .Buddy: "Whoa - foreigners! How much did you get o...  ...xt stop.What experie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/11/People-Who-Speak-a-Second-Language-What-Have-You-Overheard-People-Saying-about-You-When-They-Thought-You-Couldnt-Understand/
When Did "a Thing" Become a Thing?...

*alarm goes off*Ugh, this again. *remembers brea...  ...The linguists at the University of Pennsylvania's Language Log have been able to trace the expression back t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/When-Did-a-Thing-Become-a-Thing/
Emoji Are Not Language

(Despic-Emoji t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)In...  ...ine of Hippo explained how he as a child acquired language :When they named any thing, and as they spoke turn...  ...plain from the motion of their body, the natural language , as it were, of all nations, expressed by the cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/09/Emoji-Are-Not-Language/




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