Category: "News"

15 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Funny list!  How many time has  Bakku-shan happened to you? 1. Zhaghzhagh (Persian) The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage. 2. Yuputka (Ulwa) A word made for […]

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The Spy’s Guide to Proper Grammar

The NSA’s guide to proper grammar has finally been released due to the Freedom of Information Act! Now you know to not use the word “amidst” when describing the bomb […]

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Ronald McDonald gives me a case of coulrophobia!

Interesting article in the Economist this week where I finally get to see one of my (rare) words used in an actual article!   Coulrophobia!  You remember this word from […]

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In Hallow Pointe!

It looks like your teacher is going to find herself in a movie shortly… called Hallow Pointe, by the executive producer of Predator! Hallow as we learned in an earlier […]

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“That’s what she said” computer developed!

Scientists have created a system whereby a computer can finally identify double entendre… especially of the “That’s what she said” (TWSS) variety! You know the joke: Aaron referring to his […]

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Where language originated, a language organ, and talking babies!

A couple interesting studies were published this past week. One study showed the location on Earth where language originated and the other looked to prove or disprove the existence of […]

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42% of people who graduate from college never read another book.

Interesting statistics: 1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. 80 percent […]

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American book spine titles vs. European – One’s upside down

Have you ever noticed that European book spines have the titles going one way and American book spines have the titles going the other?  It’s kind of annoying as it […]

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Review of my new iPhone App!

Above, LaneVid does a review of my new iPhone app!  Thanks LaneVid! Be sure to subscribe to him to stay up on all cool new iPhone apps and other fun […]

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Check out my new iPhone app!

Hey guys!  Check out my new iPhone app!  It allows you to keep up with the lessons while on the go, as well as keep up with any news, tweets, […]

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Sexting, Sammich and Fnarr fnarr are now official words!

I often make fun of these words, and even make videos about them (8.9 million views and counting, btw!), and now a whole slew of these words are now official! […]

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Creator’s Spotlight

Next New Networks interviewed me at my studio.. to give you a little behind the scenes! You get to meet Charles, who was the guy who introduced me to YouTube […]

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Watch Top Gear Tonight on BBC America! Maybe I’m on it!

Hey guys!  Tune into BBC America tonight at 9pm ET/ 8pm Central / 6pm PST for the new season of Top Gear to see if my MyFirstCar video will be […]

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Ugly fonts and messy handwriting make it easier for you to remember things.

A study by Princeton University found that a significant number of those tested could recall more information when it was presented in unusual typefaces rarely used in textbooks. The research […]

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