Most People Don’t Understand These 20 Things, But Now You Will

I guess it is in our nature to be curious about almost everything about the cultures, languages and even the trivial things in everyday life.

I’ve found a post compiling some things that people generally get confused. Here you can find some of them. Do you also can’t tell the difference between them? Some of them, I can’t. :)

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Source: http://9gag.com/gag/ae3Nx4v?ref=fbp

Emoji Language

With internet and the smart phones, the concept of “chatting” has been changing as well. We use many abbreviations and internet jargon even while talking to our aunts or grandpas! :) 

I always think that we also go back to Egyptian times in terms of language, which means we use one picture for a sentence. This new emoji language is so similar to hieroglyphics that you can even tell your day without any letters. :)

Let see what those emojis “really” mean. :)folded_hnds

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Source: http://mashable.com/2014/08/15/surprising-emoji-meanings/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link%2F

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15 Wonderful Robin Williams Quotes On Life

The other night while I was watching Emmy Awards, there was a tribute to Robbie Williams, whom I think one of the greatest movie actors of all times. Then I realized that I did not posted on blog about him at all. He was one of my childhood heroes and it is so sad that he died in that way.

I hope he is in a better place now. And here are some Robbin Williams quotes on life compiled by

Shane Snow

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Spanish-English False Friend Words #1

Since a human being is able to articulate a limited number of sounds, it is inevitable that languages have many similar sounding words in their vocabulary. However, that does not mean that they share some similarities in terms of meaning.

For example, Turkish word “mama” means “baby food” but it has a complete different meaning in English!

Here, I found some Spanish-English words that are similar in articulation but different in meaning. I hope my Spanish friends (or Spanish-learners) like it! :)

Thanks http://mentalfloss.com/ for this great compilation!

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3 Ways to Speak English

When I first came across this video, I thought this is all about dialects and different usages of English; however, it turned out to be something totally different and something political and cultural.

I really liked the way she expresses herself and the remarks she made such as “This is not a promotion of ignorance, this is a linguistic celebration.” at the end of the video.

I really wonder what do you think about it. :) Please write your comments after watching. :)

 

 

 

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Funny Children Spelling Mistakes

I remember saying things and not understanding why people laugh at me. Those times, I was quite confident that I said something serious but it always turned out to be something rude or inappropriate. :) Thanks God, I don’t have any written proof for those embarrassing times. :)

These children are not lucky enough like me. :) Here are some funny children spelling mistakes which they will laugh hard when they grow up! :)

 

Horse vs Hores

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Math vs Meth

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Account vs Acunt

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Whole vs Whore

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For more spelling mistakes: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-childrens-spelling-mistakes/

 

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Are we old fashioned? :)

Today, I saw a caricature which made me think about all the grammar rules that I’ve been defending and being snoop about that. :) For me, grammar or the use of the language is a kind of indication of proper education and communication. However, sometimes I find myself quite arrogant and bossing around. I usually correct the grammar mistakes even if in daily chats with my friends.

Some friends just understands me because they are as sensitive as me when it is language. On the other hand some of my friends find grammar rules kind of “useless”. :) I just cannot stand this idea because in my opinion the personal rules organize one’s everyday life. This should be a principle.

I just wonder what do you think about that? And after seeing that caricature. :)

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