If you are in a part of the world that presents dates in the day-month-year format, today is a palindrome, it reads the same forwards and backwards, and an ambigram—when flipped it also reads the same. Please celebrate accordingly.
Colin Morris noted that on Reddit, a certain form of compound perjorative—two words such as "buttface", "shitlord", "douchebag"—are found in diverse yet formulaic proliferation. So it's time—with appropriate warnings about the presence of very offensive words—for some data science. I collected lists of around 70 prefixes and 70 suffixes (collectively, "affixes") that can be flexibly… READ THE REST
English speakers typically write hahaha to express laughter in an online message. They'll also use LMAO and LMFAO. In Nigeria, there's LWKM and LWKMD which means "Laugh wan kill me" and "Laugh wan kill me die." The language website Preply has put together a compendium of the ways people laugh in 25 other languages, including… READ THE REST
What's in a name? Well, if it's a Western surname, it likely originated from a trade, a place name, relationship, a physical characteristic, or a nickname/moniker. A lot of the basics of this Fire of Learning video won't likely be new to you, but the origins of some of the surnames might. Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
Whether you are a professional chef or just a novice making yourself dinner in your kitchen, you should always make sure that you have the best tools at your disposal. You may ensure that you have great ingredients, frying pans, and glassware, but proper preparation doesn't end there. A complete master knife set is the perfect way to step… READ THE REST
If you're like most people, you probably feel a little jealous when you hear someone who's multilingual. And that's with good reason. It's an impressive and handy skill to have. Being able to travel internationally and communicate with people can be invaluable. So, if you want to become multilingual yourself but only have some basic language skills, then you're in… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST