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Students won’t care who much you know until they know how much you care. That’s how high school teacher James Callahan won the utmost appreciation of his students. The Massachusetts educator at Lowell High School showed how much he cares about his profession and students by keeping a an alphabetic list of the slang words … Continue reading "Sociology Professor Documents Slang Terms He Overhears His Students Using and It’s Hilarious."

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Probably the first thing that most people turn to before they purchase something online are the reviews under a certain product. While, most of the time the product reviews are helpful and honestly reflect the user experience with a particular product and greatly help make purchase decisions, sometimes some reviews are so sarcastic that they … Continue reading "20 of The Most Hilarious Online Reviews Spotted Online."

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Word etymology is fun and interesting. There is always wonder in tracing back where words come from. Sometimes, some very common words have really weird origins. Like this list we put together a while back. The Book of Everyone did something similarly fun. They came with word facts that we think will blow your mind, … Continue reading "27 Interesting Facts About Words That You Probably Didn’t Know."

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We’ve shared a lot of laughs before about the uniqueness of The United States, like these phases that will hear non but Americans say. Probably the most distinctive feature that sets apart America from the rest of the world is its measurement system, aka The Imperial System. While it’s an okay system to us, it … Continue reading "27 Examples That Show Americans Will Measure With Anything But The Metric System."

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A tattoo is such a very hard commitment to make. It’s something that’s gonna be burned in your skins for the rest of your life. That’s why you’ve got to be extra careful what you put there. Tattoos that involve words are the trickiest. Imagine a tattoo artist who’s not that versed in English grammar … Continue reading "24 Of The Most Hilarious Tattoo Typos Ever."

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A tattoo is such a very hard commitment to make. It’s something that’s gonna be burned in your skins for the rest of your life. That’s why you’ve got to be extra careful what you put there. Tattoos that involve words are the trickiest. Imagine a tattoo artist who’s not that versed in English grammar … Continue reading "The 24 Of The Most Hilarious Tattoo Typos Ever."

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The linguistic differences and gaps between Chinese and English are so far apart that translating from one to the other can be extremely tricky. This is also why English natives find it so difficult to learn Mandarin, and the same is also true for Chinese natives. We know for a fact that translation is such … Continue reading "31 Hilariously Bad Chinese Translation Fails."

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It takes a lot of thought to get people’s attention to read a sign. You have to be clever with words to put up a sign that people will actually read and get involved with. We have already collected a bunch of signs before, not for their cleverness, but for their clumsiness. You might want … Continue reading "40 Clever Signs That Are Hilarious."

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We know for a fact that language and culture are intricately intertwined that one influences the other in tremendous, and sometimes amazing, ways. It is this intertwining that makes translations from one language to another extremely difficult. You can only translate words and concepts that exist in both cultures. Cultural subtleties that are not shared … Continue reading "30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages (Illustrated)."

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Commas, tense, and proper grammar and punctuation might not be something that most people enjoy or pay attention to. But to us, language fanatics, they’re what gives meaning to our lives. After all, commas are what saves lives in a sentence like “Let’s eat grandma”. And grammar is the difference between “knowing your shit” and … Continue reading "30 Jokes That Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand And Appreciate."

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