Category Archives: language

Vegas Bingo

Our newest Vegas Bingo Card: Learn the lingo! 51s – Air-Conditioning – America’s Party – Baseball – Bathtub Ring – Beatles – Bike Lanes – Bike Share – Boomtown – Boxing – Caliche – Campus – Casino – Chinatown – City – CityCentre – Clark County – Consumer Electronic Show – Conventions – Culture … Continue reading

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Willful Ignorance

The lyrics of Black and White Year’s Up: i’m afraid silence is the song of the next age. what we don’t know won’t hurt us. what we don’t know won’t keep us up at night. what we don’t know won’t … Continue reading

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Plausibly Live

Everyone enjoying the Olympics? Today’s buzzword: Plausibly Live = Tape-delayed coverage that allows action to unfold as it happened

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2015’s Linguistic Deep Dive from #MacqWOTY @MacqDictionary

My personal favorite Word of the Year competition? Easily the one with online voting: Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year wisely waits until the start of the following year to assess what gained traction in the previous 12 months. What’s found on the … Continue reading

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Commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day

Why not celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day? USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day.  The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. Rethinking Columbus, the seminal educational report, was … Continue reading

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Literacy Day 2015

Happy International Literacy Day 2015 Translating: International Literacy Day Chinanteco (San Felipe Usila, Mexico): jm quieh a he ma jyi Quechua (Bolivia): Yachana Jatun Punchay Nyungar (Australia): Nidja Kedela Boolala Moort Bibbul Djinanginy (this day lots of people/family are looking … Continue reading

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Plutopalooza

Today we celebrate Pluto with a hearty Plutopalooza

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