Tag Archives: language

Ten Questions Every Writer Needs To Ask

My first editor criticized me for being “too fond” of adverbs and adjectives. Maybe this infographic created by Andrew Howe would have helped me to understand the nuanced use of adverbs and could have saved me from endless rewrites.

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Thought Crimes

The excellent TED-ED lesson below was written and narrated by Noah Tavlin. It offers a clear and succinct explanation of what the term “Orwellian” actually means. A helpful reminder to be discerning in our word choice, too.

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Why We Talk This Way

I tried to explain the evolution of human languages to our third grader the other day and did a poor job of it. Hopefully, this wonderful infographic created by Swedish writer and comic artist Minna Sundberg will do the trick.

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Listen to the sound of the rain

James Chapman is a doctoral student in physics with a consuming passion for comics, graphic design and art.

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How to answer the phone

Illustrator James Chapman created this wonderful graphic (see below)¬†on the simple act of answering the telephone in ten different languages for the language learning site Babbel.com. You can find more of his whimsical, educational illustrations, such as “How to sound … Continue reading

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But What’s Second Best

You may not know the primary language spoken in a country that you’re visiting, but maybe you have a working knowledge of the most important second language spoken. Movehub has created this fascinating infographic highlighting the second most common language … Continue reading

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