Archive for August, 2014
Tags: American Indian, dead language, Dictionary, history, language, lexicography, lexicon, Marie Wilcox, Native American language, video, Wukchumni, Yokuts
Tags: anacronym, ananym, autoantonym, autological, backronym, capitonym, contronym, demonym, Dictionary, emordnilap, endonym, English language, exonym, heterological, holonymy, holophrase, homoeosemant, Homophone, hypernym, hyponyms, Janus word, lexicography, lexicology, meronymy, oxytone, paroxytone, proparoxtone, retronym, tautonym, troponym, words
This article, from Mental_floss, concerns 25 are rarely used words that describe unusual parts of the English language. I must admit that nearly every item on this list were unknown to me. Even after reading the explanation, I’m not sure what a troponym is (WordPress’s spell check doesn’t recognize it either). Word nerds will love the article.
Tags: dogs, pets, Pool Party, swim, take a dip, video, wildlife
Tags: Colorize, history, history colorized, NYC history, photography, photoshop, pic, picture, Sanna Dullaway, Sweden
Tags: animals, copyright, copyright law, crested black macaque, David Slater, monkey, nature, ownership, photographer, photography, pic, picture, selfie, wildlife
Time and time again, British nature photographer David Slater has asked the editors of Wikipedia to stop using his photos without permission. Unfortunately for Slater, at least in the eyes of the Wikimedia Foundation, they’re not quite his photos—because the monkey pressed the shutter. Slater (or depending on where your loyalties lie, the selfie-loving primate) took the photo all the way back in Indonesia in 2011. After Slater finished setting up his camera in hopes of capturing a crested black macaque, a particularly curious member of the species sidled up and proceeded to take hundreds of selfies.