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chinaism:

Zhang Xinyuan 张辛苑

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kanjiassist:

Illustrated Chinese Characters

by ShaoLan Hsueh and Noma Bar

Not mine but very good illustrations.

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amanru:

6th Grade Student: Hi, Teacher! How are you?
Me (exhausted from a long day): I’m okay, how are you?
Student: I’m great!
Me: That’s good! Why great?
Student: Because I’m alive.


…thanks for being better at life than me, kid.

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"My favorite food is cold noodles. Every time I eat it, it will take me into Heaven. I do not have words to say my like for it."

- Chinese student, answering the question “What is your favorite food and why?” without using the word “delicious”.
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umnachtung:

quillusquillus:

eowyner:

do german snakes go ßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßß

to be honest swiss don’t use ß when writing german so I automatically read that as a raspberry noise

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thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.

Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.

Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.

District officials declined comment on the protest.

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A-mazing.

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tornadoesandscientists:

drkrislynn:

humanisticscience:

thejunglenook:

scienceisbeauty:

What scientists say in research papers vs. What they actually mean (via io9).

I shouldn’t be laughing this hard.

Yes. This is good.

Omg it’s like my college career staring right at me.

My thesis, ladies and gents.

My research paper will probably encompass all these terms.

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7 Words that Came About from People Getting Them Wrong

nevver:

  1. PEA
    Originally the word was “pease,” and it was singular.The sound on the end was reanalyzed as a plural ‘s’ marker.
  2. CHERRY
    The same thing happened to “cherise” or “cheris,” which came from Old French “cherise” and was reanalyzed as a plural. So the singular “cherry” was born.
  3. APRON
    Originally “napron” often enough as “an apron” that by the 1600s the “n” was dropped.
  4. UMPIRE
    Umpire lost its ‘n’ from the same sort of confusion. Orinally nompere, the n-less form won out.
  5. NEWT
    A newt was originally an “ewt” - with “an” thus it became the “newt.”
  6. NICKNAME
    The ‘n’ also traveled over from the “an” to stick to “nickname,” which was originally “ekename,” meaning “added name.”
  7. ALLIGATOR
    Alligator came to English from the Spanish explorers who first encountered “el lagarto” (lizard) in the New World.

(via bakethatlinguist)

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