19 December 2010

Word Lens, augmented reality translation for the iPhone

[via:Waxy]

19 March 2010

Paramedic Method: A Lesson in Writing Concisely

[via:Maija Haavisto]

17 April 2009

How to Rapidly Improve Speaking Skills (may cause a British accent)

[via:Give Me Something To Read]

11 August 2008

“Politics And The English Language”, 1947 essay by George Orwell

I fully admit to being exposed to the English language largely through sloppy news reporting and other political nonsense, technical documentation and hastily written blogs as well as other fast-paced online conversations. I’m painfully aware that I often swamp my writing with contemporary “news-speak”.

In this essay, George Orwell offers advice I’d consider invaluable especially for non-native English speakers like myself who try to write relaxed texts that make sense.

[via:Merlin Mann]

4 July 2008

gurgitator

Wiktionary defines gurgitator as “a competitive eater”.

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