The Swedish ending of Finding Dory caught me off guard and made me laugh to the point of tears. The last thing I'd expect to see in this children's movie is the word "Slut" slowly appearing on screen as uplifting music plays while Dory and Nemo drift off into the distance. That's exactly what happened, though. There's a simple yet hilarious explanation: In Swedish, "Slut" means "End".
If you ever read me or any other writer use one of these fifty terms, it's fair to suspect we're lazy, confused, or up to no good. Some are worse than others: the outright pseudoscience of "a gene for" puts it right up top, for example, as something to be burned down whenever you find… READ THE REST
Have you ever heard the term "ghost word?" This is a non-word that entered the dictionary (usually) by mistake. Some were misreadings of hand-written or foreign words, some were typos. A few were even added on purpose (in a practice similar to cartographers drawing fake locations on a map as a sort of watermark) to… READ THE REST
Previously, Rob Beschizza introduced Takumi Tohgu in Man draws "Hardest kanji", and today we revisit Japanese Calligrapher Takumi as he illustrates (in real time) the subtle nuances of Kanji in cursive script form which make it so devilishly difficult that most Japanese cannot decipher it. READ THE REST
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