Posts Tagged 'lexicon'

Colour or Color – How British And American Spelling Diverged

From mental_floss –

Why do Brits and Americans spell certain words differently? A colourful tale of dictionaries, politics, and national identity ensues here.

View the video HERE.

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Words That Aren’t What You Think They Are [video]

Incredibly Interesting Stuff About 15 English Words

Books-sAccording to Mental_floss –

Let’s face it, some words are a lot more interesting than others. But then again, some words are secretly interesting—they might seem straightforward on the surface, but hidden behind them is some remarkable quirk or bizarre piece of trivia that sets them apart. Check out fifteen examples of words that are a lot more interesting than they seem.

Find out what is unusual about eighty-eight, happenchance, and more HERE.

 

The Last Person Who Speaks Wukchumni [video]

Forgotten English Words We Should Bring Back

g-cheeseThe list includes the words crapulence and groaning-cheese (you won’t believe what that is).

Read all about it HERE.

 


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