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Learn Spanish, Teach English, in Argentina!

September 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments

GIC Argentina’s program where you can learn Spanish in Argentina sure looks tempting. The deal is – you spend some time in Argentina, either teaching English, or participating in an outreach program, in one of the many volunteer programs in Argentina.

So you volunteer in Argentina, and in exchange, you can learn Spanish, in situ. The [...]

Tags: education · language · living · routine-order · travel

Intentional Typos to Boost My Ego?

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

In the Preface to the Bibliography of American Literature(BAL) compiled by Jacob Blanck, he says:

“I am told that Chinese printers have a tradition which obliges them to introduce into their work a sprinkling of intentional errors; the reason for this curious action is to provide the careful reader with that sense of superiority which follows [...]

Tags: books · history · language · routine-order

Wikipedia for Dunces – Simple WikiPedia

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

I came across simple.wikipedia.org. Just like en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org, the “simple” wikipedia aims to explain things in a “simple” language. But saying you want to explain something using simple English doesn’t create a new language called “simple”, folks!

Also, maybe due to it’s immaturity, you can now find gems like, “Electricity is the flow of positive [...]

Tags: education · language · routine-order · technology

How to write an awesome scientific paper

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

How to write an awesome scientific paper | COSMOS magazine
Turning even the most dreary scientific paper into a riveting read is not as hard as it may seem…

Tags: education · language · science · technology

Collection of Tongue Twisters

January 29th, 2007 · No Comments

1st Intern. Collection of Tongue Twisters – English

World Wide Web
Yup, that’s among the tongue twisters listed in the collection. Don’t let that deter you though, go and take a look. There are tongue twisters in many other languages too.

Tags: language · lists

Sony’s New Laptop Has a Keyboard 90% smaller!!!

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So says Engadget!!
Here’s the article on the Vaio G1 Laptop.
Here the line of contention:
Also coming up a bit short was the laptop’s keyboard, which is about 90 percent smaller than the average laptop’s and could take some getting used to.

Heck, if the keyboard is indeed 90% smaller than a normal keyboard, then it won’t take [...]

Tags: language · technology