Tag Archives | Language

…Billie Tweets?

Billie Tweets

Billie Tweets is a tribute to Michael Jackson that combines YouTube and Twitter to show that we can all speak his language. (With a little selective editing of course.)

[Billie Tweets]

…Typography is neat?

Typography is an instructional style video about the look of language.

The animation is extremely well done, and I love the old look and feel that it has, so check it out:

For a few other typography related videos, check out Pulp Fiction (NSFW):

And Who’s on First?:

…Suzuki Sidekick jumping looks like fun?

Normally, mixing a Suzuki Sidekick, beer, and a really big jump results in a lot of pain and broken Sidekick parts.

This jump, however, didn’t go according to that plan.

It’s NSFW due to language, so mute the sound and click play, because you don’t want to miss this:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…English ain’t easy?

Girls Reading Books

The English language is by no means easy, which is why so many people butcher it so badly.

Unfortunately, even if you’re familiar with the words that are in common use, you’re probably still led astray by common misunderstandings.

Dick Scale

To clear up some of the confusion, Cracked has put together a list of the 9 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think, and included a dick scale so you can see just how big of a dick you are if you correct people on each mistake.

Irregardless of the ironic titles, I think that for this post, I’m going to peruse the Internet until I can find something better; because it’s deceptively simple to rely on the plethora of info that’s out there.

Bemused?

[Cracked – 9 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think]

…F*** is f***ing overused?

Fuck War

Certain words in the English language carry more weight than others, and the four-letter variety are often reserved only for special occasions.

So why do we curse?

Is it because we can’t think of anything better to say?

Or is it because there isn’t anything better to say?

An interesting article in The New Republic, called “What the F****?”, delves into this mystery, and takes a look at the reasons why we curse, why we regulate it, and what we should do about it.

What do you think?

Is it fucking time to set fuck free?

[The New Republic – What The F**** – Why We Curse]

[Photo Via: NicP]