Quebec to strike the N-word off the map
Canadian officials have ordered that 11 places in the French-speaking province containing the N-word, or its French equivalent “nègre”, undergo a name change.
Satellite image shows the location of the 'Lake of the Negro' in the ...
INFOGRAPHIC: How the Greek Euro crisis happened
- South China Morning Post
Despite a bloated public sector and high government spending, Greece adopted the euro as its currency in 2001. In 2004, the Greek government admitted it had lied about its annual budget deficit to circumvent the criteria needed to join the euro zone. ...
INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them
- Alberto Lucas López
We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions
Click to view the full-size infographic ...
From 'I Am a Man' to 'Black Lives Matter'
- Meghan Walsh
Conditions for the city’s Black sanitation workers were difficult to the point of deadly. Memphis was paying full-time employees a meager minimum wage, then just $1.60 an hour. But it wasn’t until two men died on the job in February 1968 ...
OΧΙ: The Greek χ (chi) is NOT an "x", you bunch of Boeotians!
- Fausto Giudice Фаусто Джудиче فاوستو جيوديشي
At least two European dailies have, this Monday morning, confirmed once again that UErope has become a great Boetia.
Here are the objects of my wrath:
Untranslatable wordplay : "The oxi bothers"/Oxigen
Spain without ...
Eurogroup: The latest Greek proposal by Alexis Tsipras
- Jo Di Graphics
The latest Greek proposal by Alexis Tsipras which includes 8 billion Euros worth of measures
Linguistic ecology: language preys on language
- Romain Mielcarek
Many languages are dying out... but is this not the natural cycle of life? Linguistic ecology, which is heavily inspired by biology, calls for observation of languages as living organisms, which sometimes devour each other, or have ...
Drone-speak lexicon: from 'Bugsplat' to 'Targeted killing'
- Daniel Schwartz
John Brennan, Obama's pick to head CIA, defends drone policy
Drones. The word itself has its fans (particularly in the news media) and its detractors (including the UN under-secretary general for peacekeeping). So does the use of drones for ...
How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day
- Paul Dickson
The English language didn't just spring from nowhere. So who introduced such gems as cojones, meme, nerd and butterfingers?
Wordsmiths: Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway are all the surprising sources of some ...
I love the BBC!
- The Saker El Saqr Балобан الصقر
I really love the BBC. Love to hate it, that is. They just posted an article about the fact that Russia will now demand pre-payment for the gas it will sell the Ukraine which concluded with this great sentence:
There is a danger for ...