YouPronounce.it allows you to enter an (English) word and finds YouTube videos where this word is used, jumps to the exact point so you can hear how that word is pronounced. 😀
Drone Meteorology, n.
the study of death “raining down” on congregations of people
This is especially useful when planning open-air weddings. 😶
You gotta love th mid of a four-year-old. xD
iyi ef ci
eyç ay cey key
— a four-year-old girl in Turkey learning the English alphabet
A linguistics professor was lecturing to her class one day. “In English,” she said, “A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.”
A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah . . .right.”
I got myself Bioshock 1 and 2 during Steam’s Summer Sale and just came around to play it.
After installation I found out that the game was in German (while my Windows and Steam are in English)!?!? … I hate dubbed films and games!
Sadly Bioshiock doesn’t allow you to change the language in the settings menu so I had to look around. After piecing together information from several 5+ year old, outdated forum posts I found the solution.
- Close the game
- Open C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Bioshock\bioshock.ini
- Find the [Engine.Engine] section
- Set Language=int (“int” is for international i.e. English)
- Save the file and restart the game
Everything should be in English now. 😀
My brother just gave me a great present for ‘Eid: he sent me a link to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s (DLIFLC) Language Survival Kits. It’s unsurprisingly a little heavy on the vocabulary necessary/useful for foreign occupants (yay, USA!) … but it’s still a lot of fun. 😀
They provide the same set of sentences in several dozen languages with translations, transliterations and native writing. To top it off they have audio samples for unfamiliar sounds in each language and with a native speaker saying the sentences out loud and then saying them slow in order for you to repeat them … awesome! 😀
Interesting omissions from the list are German and South Korean, while the list even contains separate entries for several regional dialects of Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Pashto, etc. … o.O
System administrators are like janitors for the Internet. They have keys to everything, they make sure you’re warm and safe and if they do their job well you won’t even know they’re there.
… and like all people keeping infrastructure running they are grossly under-payed. 😉
mythical place where all the unloved data is brought
The Oxford English Dictionary has already been notified about this omission. 😉