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Have you ever wondered why we use particular sounds to call cats, unlike other animals? What’s ever more interesting is the they respond to our calls. (Well, most of the times, sometimes they do recognize the call but they choose to ignore you). And did you know that cats are called differently in different countries? … Continue reading "How People Call Cats in Different languages."

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Have you ever wondered why we use particular sounds to call cats, unlike other animals? What’s ever more interesting is the they respond to our calls. (Well, most of the times, sometimes they do recognize the call but they choose to ignore you). And did you know that cats are called differently in different countries? … Continue reading "How People Call Cats in Different Countries."

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Whether you speak English as a first or a second language, you have your own reasons for hating the English language. It could be the irritating spelling, pronunciation, or the confusing grammar rules that natives break all the time. Because a lot of people are learning English today than ever before, most of them express … Continue reading "26 Reasons Why The English Language is Insane."

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Language diversity makes languages fun and interesting. It shows the varied potential of human genius and imagination. Imagine how much fun we would have been robbed of if we had only one language! Having different ways to say something across cultures is a great source of joy and fascination. We always ask our tremendously diverse … Continue reading "How different languages say “When Pigs Fly.”"

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News in the good old days used to be fun. Before the internet, you’d get your news from fresh papers, with the smell of ink , and the satisfying sound of turning pages. What was particularly funny are the occasional blunders found in newspapers, because once it’s out there it can’t be altered. If a … Continue reading "31 Absurdly Worded Newspaper Headlines."

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Auto-correct is a two-edged sword. It can make online chats easy and convenient and it can also make them so difficult when autocorrect overcorrects. We have compiled a bunch of examples where autocorrect went nuts and had disastrous results. Let us know your favorites. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. … Continue reading "20 Of The Most Concerning Auto-Correct Fails."

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The we we use language everyday is not as simple as it seems. A simple sentence can be understood in so many ways in different context and our brains do a lot of effort to arrive at the most accurate meaning in a given situation. “It’s hot in here” can be used to literally describe … Continue reading "35 People Who Took Instructions Literally And The Results Were Hilarious."

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Native speaker or not, you can’t disagree that more often than not you just can’t find that word you’re looking for. It’s there, you’ve used it a thousand times but you just can’t retrieve it form memory. That often happens when your brain has been exhausted and your CPU cannot process anymore data. Usually it … Continue reading "25 People Whose Brain.exe Stopped Working And Forgot How To Use English."

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The first thing readers interact with in a book is the writer’s dedication. So it’s gotta be important and catchy. Not so many writers invest time to make the best dedication that can attract readers. Instead, most books begin with boring and unimaginative dedications and that’s why you can’t remember most of them. Only those … Continue reading "35 Writers Who Took Book Dedications To Another Level."

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1. Graduate Texts In Mathematics – An Introduction To Algebraic Topology By Joseph J. Rotman 2. 3. Mortal Coil By Derek Landy 4. 5. Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers 6. Death Bringer By Derek Landy 7. 8. No Way Back By Matthew Klein 9. The Selection By Kiera Cass 10. The End … Continue reading "Writers Took Book Dedications To Another Level."

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