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LANGUAGE

Netflix Introduced A Generation Of Americans To The Word ‘Queue’

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Before Netflix, Americans didn't know how to pronounce "queue."

JOHN GREEN

107 Regional Slang Words

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John Green looks at 107 words specific to certain regions, such as Indiana's "pitch-in dinner," England's "loo," and Ireland's "to rabbit on.

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Elaborate Speech Class Prank

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Jose Barrientos reveals to his Speech 101 classmates that he's been faking his Mexican accent the entire semester.

AUSTRALIA

Robots Invent Their Own Language. What A Bunch Of Fonzanoons.

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Ruth Schulz and her colleagues in Queensland, Australia, are teaching a set of robots to create their own language to communicate directions to each other.

CARNEGIE MELLON

A Computer Is Teaching Itself Our Language. What A Fonzanoon.

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A computer at Carnegie Mellon University has been reading the internet for the past 10 months, spotting patterns in language and sorting things into categories.


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