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The Forest Service says the Appalachian Trail isn’t “land” in a pipeline fight at SCOTUS

The Forest Service says the Appalachian Trail isn’t “land” in a pipeline fight at SCOTUS

Walk with the very creative advocates for the US Forest Service and the Appalachian Trail on this legal journey through the land.
'Baby Talk' Can Help Kids Learn Language (Oh Yes It Can!)

'Baby Talk' Can Help Kids Learn Language (Oh Yes It Can!)

The more ‘parentese’ there is at home, the more likely a child is to have an advanced vocabulary later on.
Hawaiian, Gaelic, Yiddish: so you want to learn an endangered language on Duolingo?

Hawaiian, Gaelic, Yiddish: so you want to learn an endangered language on Duolingo?

Languages do not become endangered peacefully. Duolingo’s efforts to teach such languages have entangled the company in often fraught historical contextsIn October last year, Meena Viswanath, a

Cat Proverbs From Different Cultures That Are Truly Accurate

These cat proverbs come from all different cultures, yet somehow they are all completely accurate about our adorable feline friends! Submitted by: (via icanhascheezburger) Tagged: language , proverb
Indian ed-tech may rake in $2 billion next year with a lot of help from entrance exams

Indian ed-tech may rake in $2 billion next year with a lot of help from entrance exams

Between 2014 and 2019, 4,450 ed-tech startups launched in India.
William Godwin on the Advantages of the Multilingual Mind

William Godwin on the Advantages of the Multilingual Mind

How the ability to call your idea "by various names, borrowed from various languages," empowers you to conceive that idea "in a way precise, clear and unconfused."
Tumblr Thread Explores The World Of Ambigrams

Tumblr Thread Explores The World Of Ambigrams

This quick and enlightening Tumblr thread explores the fun world of ambigrams.

Why Hit Movies Are Called Blockbusters

Here are the wartime origins of the term

Why Hit Movies Are Called Blockbusters

Here are the wartime origins of the term

The Past and Future of Punctuation Marks

In classical times there were no punctuation marks or spaces between words. Here's how that changed
New words for a new world: Finding the right terms to describe mixed feelings about climate change

New words for a new world: Finding the right terms to describe mixed feelings about climate change

We’ve probably all been delighted when autumn’s chilly weather doesn’t arrive on time. Not needing a winter coat until Thanksgiving is like being on vacation without leaving home. However, pleasure in

Rembarrassment, Nitwhoppering, Lenniness and More Newly Defined Emotions

After recognizing that society has long-embraced the belief that there is a finite—even minuscule—number of basic human emotions, the editorial team at The Cut has introduced 78 new complex emotions
Edward Kamau Brathwaite obituary

Edward Kamau Brathwaite obituary

Poet and academic who aimed to create a distinctively Caribbean form of poetry to celebrate the region’s voices and languageEdward Brathwaite, also known as Kamau Brathwaite, who has died aged 89, was
Quick Tumblr Thread Explains Shorthand Writing

Quick Tumblr Thread Explains Shorthand Writing

Turns out those seemingly indecipherable scribbles actually do mean something.
Who is the Kashmiri poet Nirmala Sitharaman quoted in her loooooooong budget speech?
Tumblr User Expounds Tolkien's Wonderful Nerdery

Tumblr User Expounds Tolkien's Wonderful Nerdery

Tumblr users apparently have a lot of time on their hands, and they use it for amusingly specific and labor intensive thoughts like the relationship between elves eyes and the curvature of middle
Tumblr User Expounds Tolkein's Wonderful Nerdery

Tumblr User Expounds Tolkein's Wonderful Nerdery

Tumblr users apparently have a lot of time on their hands, and they use it for amusingly specific and labor intensive thoughts like the relationship between elves eyes and the curvature of middle
Learn To Speak Cat With Pusheen (Video)

Learn To Speak Cat With Pusheen (Video)

Have you always wanted to speak cat, but you're afraid it'll be a catastrophe?Worry no longer! Pusheen is here to help you get over your fear of learning the ancient language of the cat! Cat language
Africa’s colonisation of the English language continues apace | Afua Hirsch

Africa’s colonisation of the English language continues apace | Afua Hirsch

The British empire forced its colonies to abandon their own languages. Now they are making English their ownThere is one expression I have grown up hearing from relatives of a certain age, but never
A fascinating map of the most spoken languages in every US state besides English and Spanish

A fascinating map of the most spoken languages in every US state besides English and Spanish

The United States has never had a single "official" language. While English is broadly accepted accepted as the common tongue and typically used in schooling as well as government documents, it