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The rise of Singlish - BBC News

The rise of Singlish - BBC News | General Interest | Scoop.it
Singapore tried to make its multi-racial population speak English. They responded by making a hybrid language - Singlish - now 50 years old.
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Exclusive: Read a 9-Year-Old’s Letter to Obama About Putting a Woman on U.S. Currency — and His Response

Exclusive: Read a 9-Year-Old’s Letter to Obama About Putting a Woman on U.S. Currency — and His Response | General Interest | Scoop.it
Read the adorable request, and Obama's response
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SwiftKey Emoji Report

Ever wondered what your emoji say about you? Or how different nationality use emoji differently, from the United States to France to Turkey? We tapped into the SwiftKey Cloud vaults and analyzed more than a billion emoji used by speakers of 16 languages around the world to answer these very questions - and many more - in SwiftKey’s first emoji report.
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You Asked: Are My Devices Messing With My Brain?

You Asked: Are My Devices Messing With My Brain? | General Interest | Scoop.it
Yes—and you're probably suffering from phantom text syndrome, too.
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Why This Woman Is Google's Worst Nightmare

Why This Woman Is Google's Worst Nightmare | General Interest | Scoop.it
Margrethe Vestager says the search giant is abusing its market dominance and faces more than $6 billion in fines
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Robert De Niro gives amazing graduation speech to NYU grads - YouTube

Robert De Niro gives amazing graduation speech to NYU grads Robert De Niro gave a speech to the New York University Tisch School of the Arts' commencement te...
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Oxford Dictionary Adds 'Fo' Shizzle,' 'Masshole' and 'Hot Mess'

Oxford Dictionary Adds 'Fo' Shizzle,' 'Masshole' and 'Hot Mess' | General Interest | Scoop.it
Some of the terms are much older than you might think
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How India changed the English language

How India changed the English language | General Interest | Scoop.it
For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys.
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Election 2015: Glossary of election terms - BBC News

Election 2015: Glossary of election terms - BBC News | General Interest | Scoop.it
Politics is awash with words and phrases that are beloved of commentators and politicians alike. Here is a guide to some of the key terms.
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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | General Interest | Scoop.it
How does the U.S. compare to the world in terms of language diversity?
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Up-Close Photos of Life Within the KKK

Up-Close Photos of Life Within the KKK | General Interest | Scoop.it
Photographer Anthony Karen’s use of the word “sir” in emails might stem from his service in the Marine Corps. It could also be indicative of his humanitarian side and his affiliations with charities including Friends in Deed, Smile Train and the Humane Society.
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Is tech transforming language?

Is tech transforming language? | General Interest | Scoop.it
Many think texts and tweets are crimes against proper grammar, but linguist Ben Zimmer argues that this misses the point
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Vape: The word of 2014?

Vape: The word of 2014? | General Interest | Scoop.it
The English language is updated constantly with new terms and phrases. But which will stay with us? Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.
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Search Results: "robin stanford collection" - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress)

Search Results: "robin stanford collection" - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress) | General Interest | Scoop.it
The Prints and Photographs Online
Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog
records and digital images representing
a rich cross-section of
still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs
Division and, in some cases, other units of the
Library of Congress. The Library of Congress
offers broad public access to
these materials
as a contribution to
education and scholarship.
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Here's Proof That Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Friends

Here's Proof That Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Friends | General Interest | Scoop.it
Your operating system knows you so well, says science
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Here Are the Healthiest (and Unhealthiest) Cities in America

Here Are the Healthiest (and Unhealthiest) Cities in America | General Interest | Scoop.it
West Coast cities make up six of the top 10 — but not top spot.
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These 5 Charts Show How Hard it is for Americans to Vacation

These 5 Charts Show How Hard it is for Americans to Vacation | General Interest | Scoop.it
Americans have lost a week of paid time off
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Quiz: Can You Guess the Meaning of These Spelling Bee Words?

Quiz: Can You Guess the Meaning of These Spelling Bee Words? | General Interest | Scoop.it
See if you can define the words that teenagers were able to spell
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Read Monica Lewinsky's Moving Speech on Cyberbullying

Read Monica Lewinsky's Moving Speech on Cyberbullying | General Interest | Scoop.it
Here are exclusive excerpts from her Cannes speech.
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Speech - appeal forms
Clicks and dehumanization

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Why you can't spell

Why you can't spell | General Interest | Scoop.it
James Harbeck investigates how the English language became such a mess – and why we only have ourselves to blame.
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What Australian slang has given the world

What Australian slang has given the world | General Interest | Scoop.it
The Lucky Country is well-known for its unique turns of phrase. But few realise how many terms in use around the world originated down under, writes Mark Gwynn.
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Websites in India Put a Bit of Choice Into Arranged Marriages

Websites in India Put a Bit of Choice Into Arranged Marriages | General Interest | Scoop.it
While Indian parents still take the lead in arranging marriages, many are turning to websites to widen the pool, and are allowing their children veto power.
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How dystopia hammers home the reality of climate change

How dystopia hammers home the reality of climate change | General Interest | Scoop.it
It’s so easy not to really listen when the media (and science teachers) go on about climate change – but the cause of most dystopian societies in books, from The Hunger Games to Divergent, is invariably huge environmental disaster. Time to read, sit up, learn and then take action before its too late
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Who are you? YouGov profiles the nation’s newspaper readers

Who are you? YouGov profiles the nation’s newspaper readers | General Interest | Scoop.it
Aisha Gani: Times readers enjoy a spot of baklava, for the Guardian it’s braised endive, while the Daily Express audience love a pie – but it’s not just about food
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