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12 English Slang Words That Instantly Make You Sound Uneducated

By |2020-07-03T17:05:12+03:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

I love the English language. The way you can use words to express a thought or paint a picture is something that makes us human. However, some words do us no favors. I’m talking about English slang words. Don’t get me wrong, I use a few of the following examples myself, but I’m all too [...]

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20 Commonly Mispronounced Words That May Belie Your Intelligence

By |2020-06-27T12:08:48+03:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , |

When it comes to commonly mispronounced words, I have a really bad habit. If I don’t know how to pronounce a word, I’ll just skim over it and carry on reading. Then one night, I watched 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'. There was a scene where he was trying to impress Veronica Corningstone. He [...]

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7 Words with a Deep Meaning You Probably Didn’t Know

By |2020-06-01T23:17:57+03:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

The human experience is complex and sometimes you need words with deeper meanings than usual to help you to describe what you’re going through. If you dig a little deeper into language, you’ll find a whole host of words with a deep meaning that can explain all the complicated feelings you have. Have you ever felt lost [...]

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Thought-Provoking TED Talk Shows What Power Our Words Actually Have

By |2020-06-01T23:43:21+03:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We speak, sometimes without even paying close attention to the words we say. Our words are sometimes babbling, and not really any form of instruction or description at all. After viewing a TED talk about language, I started to look differently at the way I formed my words. Lera Boroditsky delves into the why we [...]

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Foreign Accent Syndrome: a Curious and Extremely Rare Brain Condition

By |2020-06-02T00:45:49+03:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) is a rare speech disorder that can happen after a head injury, stroke, or some other form of damage to the brain and sees you suddenly start speaking with a different accent beyond your control. This condition is extremely rare, with only around 100 people known to have been diagnosed since [...]

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12 Other Words for Dumb to Use in an Intelligent Conversation

By |2020-06-02T18:58:44+03:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

With the world so divided at the moment, it seems everyone we talk to has a completely different opinion. I think it’s all very well to have an intelligent conversation. You broaden your outlook. You get to hear another side of the topic. But sometimes you come across a person who is, well, let’s just [...]

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How to Raise a Bilingual Child to Help Them Thrive Later in Life

By |2020-06-02T19:01:57+03:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Raising a child to be bilingual provides many lasting benefits that will impact all areas of his/her life. Some of the benefits of bilingualism include broadening a child’s perspective of the world, opening up career opportunities later in life, and having a positive impact on their cognitive development. The Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child [...]