Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?"
Look at it for a moment and ask yourself, "What three descriptive words come into my head when I look at a bridge?"
The first batch of words — such as beautiful, elegant, slender — were those used most often by a group of German speakers
told the group to describe the image that came to mind when they were shown the word, "bridge.
because the word for "bridge" in
is a feminine noun
in Spanish — el puente — is a masculine noun, native speakers unconsciously give nouns the characteristics of their grammatical gender
William Shakespeare may have said
"a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
but Boroditsky thinks
Words, and classifications of words in different languages, do matter
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“White Power!” the Nazi’s shouted, “White Flour?” the clowns yelled back running in circles throwing flour in the air and raising separate letters which spelt “White Flour”.
“White Power!” the Nazi’s angrily shouted once more, “White flowers?” the clowns cheers and threw white flowers in the air and danced about merrily.
“White Power!” the Nazi’s tried once again in a doomed and somewhat funny attempt to clarify their message, “ohhhhhh!” the clowns yelled “Tight Shower!” and held a solar shower in the air and all tried to crowd under to get clean as per the Klan’s directions.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
she killed her anniversary party with this one out of the blue...
Walking through the jungle, a hunter found a dead tiger with a Pygmy standing proudly beside it. Amazed, the hunter asked, "Did you kill that tiger?"
"Why, yes," said the Pygmy.
"How could a little fella like you kill a beast like that?"
"I killed it with my club," explained the Pygmy.
The astonished hunter asked, "Wow! How big is your club?"
The Pygmy replied, "There are about 90 of us."
at 8:23 PM
actually an "all systems clear"
has been some kind of error with the video card. Replacing the video card is usually the most you'll have to do
either the video card isn't installed or the memory on the video card is bad. Reseating or replacing the video card will typically fix
some kind of CPU problem. The CPU could be overheating or malfunctioning in some other way.
the CPU is overheating. You'll need to figure out why the CPU is getting too hot before this Award beep code will go away.
at 5:54 PM
Noted sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik immortalised 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson in sand on the scenic beaches of Puri, Orissa.
at 3:09 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Not recommended for children under 6."
The marketing efforts for coca wine focused primarily on its medicinal properties, in part because it didn't taste very good
"Try Pantopon in place of morphine for dependable, optimum relief of pain."
Contained 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce. "For children teething."
"Now the physician has one less tired, sleepy and apprehensive patient to contend with."
at 12:37 PM