Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Languages and Words 2

10 Insulting Words You Should Know

Slang of the 30s

English words with uncommon properties

The Bizarre History of 10 Common Sayings

Strewth! Buffed-up Aussies now less vulgar than poms

Saying it wrong on purpose

Writing Tips - Capitalization in Titles

To be or not to be, innit? A British satirist has translated 15 of Shakespeare's classic plays into chav speak.

13 Crazy Examples of Why English is the Most Hilarious Language to Learn

I wash it in what?


Handy Latin phrases

Debunking Grammar Myths

A corpus of Scottish texts from 1945 to the present day

Top ten most difficult to translate words

27 Palindromes and 5 Palindromic Sentences

Informal names for unknown or unspecified persons in various countries/regions


The Most Horrible English Words

My hovercraft is full of eels in many languages

Common Errors in English

English will turn into Panglish in 100 years

Judge Sentences 3 Men to Learn English or Go to Jail

Prison Vocab

YouTube - Funny spelling bee

20 Worst Engrish ever

Birds speaking in many different languages. Thanks Zoey.

Top Ten Grammar Myths

The speech accent archive

Learn to swear in Italian


Begging the Question

Greatest Albert Einstein Quotes

Chinese building blocks to help children learn English

I Had A Dream Of Literacy

Top 100 Funny Quotes

Field Guide: Sarcastic Masters

Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location

Lone speaker last hope for Nepal's rare Dura tongue

The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

Languages of Europe map

Top thirty Japanese emoticons

Unusual Names by Category. Names that people have given their babies in the state of Georgia, in the US. Thanks Hannah.

The Ebonics Dictionary for Non Speakers and Social Workers

Sick Words

Au revoir Mister Franglais

Great or Funny Quotes About Canada

Top Ten Languages Spoken in the World

404 moment - new medical slang

Chinese boffins in copper nanotubes acronym outrage

How to sell wolf tickets. Prison speak.

Dictionary of Difficult Words

Lake Superior State University 2008 List of Banished Words

Flunked: 14 Signs of a Deficient Intellect

When middle initials go wrong

B3ta's Best Insults

The Jerry Seinfeld Dictionary of Terms and Phrases

The Internet Phenomena Phonetic Alphabet

How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour

Babbling net software sparks international incident

Ancient language may die out due to personal feud

From lynching to dunces: 10 Awful Words and the people they’re named for

15 cool word illusions

The Jews and the 'Genitals': The best - or worst - schoolboy howlers

'Nincompoop' is voted UK's favourite sounding word

Top 60 Japanese buzzwords of 2007

Graphical dictionary and Visual dictionary.

Someone should work on their math before they work on their grammar. Grammar Nazis make an appearance in the comments.

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Ten-year-old schoolboy can speak ELEVEN languages

Fun poem about English pronunciation

Chicago Manual of Style - the indispensable online reference for all who work with words

Interview with Language Master Stuart Jay Raj

Swearing At Work Can Boost Productivity

'I'm going to tell my son the worst swearword in the world'

The history of the English language

Weird and wonderful foreign phrases

List of self-contradicting words in English

Why you should avoid giving someone the thumbs up in Nigeria

Important infrequently used words to know

What the F***? Why We Curse


The rise of Indian English

20 words in third of teen talk

Czech speedway rider knocked out in crash wakes up speaking perfect English and The accent transplant: Brain surgery leaves Yorkshire boy speaking like the Queen.

Invent Your Own Cuss Phrases. Twunt!

List of misquotations

Internet Slang List

Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages Facts, Photos, Map -- National Geographic

What a Famous Thing to Say: 6 Quotable Lines and How to Use ‘Em

Forbidden words: What employees can and cannot say to customers

Wesley Snipes Archive - some pictures of people whose names sound a bit like verbs

Dumbtionary.com a dictionary of misspelled words

How to say hello, goodbye, thank you and more in many languages.

Thirty eight ways to win an argument


List of 250 calculator-spellable English words


Simpsons quotes enter new Oxford dictionary

The Sarcasm Society

English dialects

Modern Kryptonian

Look up: Latin English Dictionary

A Short History of the English Language

'Ghetto' booklet probed by HISD

Nine Wonder Brands That Made It to the Oxford Dictionary

Top 17 Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person

One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence

What's spoken where

British English words not commonly used in American English

American words not commonly used in Britian

Trucker's Lingo and Sayings

The Great Internet Swear Word Project

The 25 Most Notable Celebrity Quotes of the Past 25 Years

When insults had class

Australian Slang 'Fair Dinkum' Gets Airline Passenger Into Trouble

Chinglish Phrases

Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics

19th Century Dialect

The Alternative Dictionaries. Slang, profanities, insults and vulgarisms from all the world.

The Internet Phenomena Phonetic Alphabe

The Eskimos' Hundred Words for Snow

Top 13 Worst Slogan Translations Ever

French expressions you won't learn at school...

The Quote Blog

40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation

Indian village boy suddenly acquires American accent

Google Translate: Dictionary

Bad Lingo: Blog-Media Clich s - Gawker

Aboriginal Languages of Australia

American and British English differences


Personal names around the world

Homer Simpson’s Words of Wisdom

Origin of Familiar Phrases

10 Famous Quotes About Propaganda

History of Writing

Language Facts

Inuktitut is the traditional oral language of Inuit in the Arctic. Spoken in Canada and Greenland and Alaska.

Sweary Mary. Ranking of swear words by severity.

How Swearing Works

List of English words containing Q not followed by U

From Cromulent to Craptacular: The Top 12 Simpsons-Created Words

Lost language of Pitmatic gets its lexicon

(-: Just Between You and Me ;-) When is an emoticon inappropriate?

10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals

"Lost Words" From The English Language

Heteronyms and Antagonyms

Did pirates really say "arrrr"?

List of U.S. Army acronyms and expressions

Origin of the Ampersand Symbol

Complete one-liners listing

Online Definitions & Text Messaging - Top 20 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know

Acronyms - Teen Chat and Acronyms Decoder Software

American Heritage Book of English Usage

The Eggcorn Database Great collection of misheard words and phrases.

RSPB bans cocks, tits allowed

BBC NEWS | Health | 'My stroke left me with foreign accent'

English 2

One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence

Funny Anagrams

Outrage at plan to force Aboriginal children to learn English

American & British Spelling - Online Language Quiz. I got 12/12.

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

How to Swear in any language NSFW BANNERS

See anything wrong in this Spelling Bee photo?

Super French Web Sites

Oddities of English

The New Geordie Dictionary

George Orwell: 12 Writing Tips

List of Newspeak words - Wikipedia

Red Book on Endangered Languages

Interactive Language Map

Tattoo typo? Man sues over alleged misspelling

Famous misquotes and why it doesn't really matter to begin with

Banished Words List 2007

A Aptronym is a word that is aptly suited to its owner. More here Aptonyms.

Pompous Ass Words

Funnies a.k.a. Your Slice of Geek Culture

Linguistic geography - The countries of the world in their local languages and scripts

Worst Engrish Ever

100 Most Often Mispronounced Words

Emoticon Glossary

Compendium of Lost Words

Tired of Laughter, Beijing Gets Rid Of Bad Translations

How's Your Vocabulary? Take the test. B+ for me.

Douglas Adams Quotations Index 4 : Quotes at Quotatio

Asterix around the World (the Many Languages of Asterix)

U.S. has list of terms that befoul Queen's English

Homer Simpson's Words of Wisdom

Cliches, phrases and sayings with definitions and explanations

iLoveLanguages - Your Guide to Languages on the Web

Ca Bhfuil Na Gaeilg eoiri?. Gaelic is the first official language of Ireland, with 25% of the population claiming to speak it.

Strine - the made-up language of Australia.

A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia

Something went incredibly wrong in the translation

OED asks for the full monty. The Oxford English Dictionary is today enlisting the public to help them trace 40 well-known words and phrases.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Latin profanity - Wikipedia

Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard

Acronyms 2.0

List of English words of Persian origin

Esperanto English Dictionary

How to Enrich Your English Language Vocabulary

Top 10 Business Buzzwords

The Worst Analogies Ever Written in a High School Essay

Online Etymology Dictionary

The BBC pronunciation blog

Zombie Alphabet - a photoset on Flickr

Thai to English dictionary & transliteration


The Original Hacker's Dictionary

Critique - The Alphabet

Calculator spelling. 5318008.

Engrish at Wikipedia

Notice from the management

engrish - a photoset on Flickr

Flickr: The Chinglish Pool

The Likely Lads
Having all solved all of Newcastle's problems the council have now decided to ban the use of certain Geordie words. Banned! 'Hinny' 'Pet' 'Love'

Medical Slang

Plain English Campaign: How to write in plain English

Capital letters are out of fashion

100 Most Often Mispronounced Words

List of English words containing Q not followed by U

Chinese English Dictionary

Beyond "D'oh!": Simpsons Quotes For Everyday Use

Casy's Lantern: Fun Foreign Phrases for English Speaking Anarchists!

Iran President Bans Foreign Words

Malaysia outlaws unsuitable names

Happiness Quotes

Dictionary of Useful Research Phrases

LearnItalianPod - Learn Italian Language with Podcasts

Write Like an Egyptian

The Origin of Words and Names

Anagram Server

Parliamo Scots?

Bush quotes
George Bush quotes library

A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations


Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language - An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States

Bizarre English Metaphors (and Similes)

The Alternative Dictionaries. Slang, profanities, insults and vulgarisms from all the world.

American Sign Language Dictionary

Rap Dictionary

Incomplete two-word sentences with which to end your life

Translations that are Marketing Mistakes

Gaffes quotes and quotations

Learn to speak Geordie. Just like me. :)

The Tongue Twister Database

Lost Words

Autoantonyms and Autoantonyms

Quotes for Perseverance

Online Etymology Dictionary

Attempts at Spelling Reform

Dictionary of the Scots Language

The Hobo Code

Do You Speak American - Words That Shouldn't Be?

Good Quotations by Famous people

Funny Office Slang

10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid

The World's Best Quotes in 1-10 Words

Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages

List of fictional expletives - Wikipedia

Linguist records one of world's vanishing languages

Dictionary of Antarctic slang

Do Eskimos really have over a hundred words for snow?

Plain English Campaign: A-Z of alternative words

Girlspeak to English Dictionary

Do You Speak Cowboy?

Some useful French phrases

They Thought You'd Say This: Unlikely phrases from real phrasebooks

Useful Swahili Words

Lost in Translation or Why The Germans Are Funnier Than The British

World Language Mapping System

Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights

Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid

Idiomsite.com - Idioms and Sayings

The American Substandard Politically Incorrect Dictionary

Mandarin Chinese online

List of adages named after people

Zuiikin' English

Ye Olde English Sayings

Codes for the representation of names of languages

The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources

Leet at Wikipedia

Strine and Australian Slang

The regularities and irregularities of the English spelling system through poems

Proverbs as told by children

French phrases

Speech accent archive

Financial Dictionary

Dialects of English

A Table Alphabeticall of Hard Usual English Words (R. Cawdrey, 1604)

Acronym Attic - over 3 million definitions for acronyms and abbreviations


May I Take Your Order? More Engrish

Where Ya From, Buckaroo? A Word-Origin Quiz

Routes of English

Omniglot - writing systems and languages of the world

Days of the week / months of the year - in just about every language I can find

Atheist quotes

Popular baby names. For a list of the most popular names for a particular year of birth (any year after 1879), enter the year and the length of the popularity list.

Military Definitions

Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War

Nancy Reagan - Wikiquote

An index to 1,696 constructed languages

Things People Said: The Language Barrier

Oddcast Text to Speech Demo

List of slang used in hip hop music

Super-long German nouns

Chicktionary Archives. The Chicktionary will define and explain some common female phrases and trick questions that often confuse guys. Plus, we’ll give the men some comeback lines that ensure they are coming back in no time.

Online morse code translator

Fun With Words: Collective Nouns

Double-Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary

Awesomely mangled English on bootlegged crap in China

The Swearing Festival

Tibetan Writing Course


European minority languages

Newcastle English (Geordie)

NetLingo.com Dictionary of Internet Terms: Online Definitions & Text Messaging - Acronyms, Initialisms, & Text Shorthand

Famous Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote

The Word Nerds--A Weekly Podcast About Language

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

Japanese language learning tools on Web

The Anti-Phonetic Alphabet

Irish Slang

Drunk Dictionary

Amazingly ignorant Prince Philip quotes

The Complete Bushisms

Greek Language and Linguistics Gateway

Quotes I liked...

Kids say the darndest things

Keywords Used to Filter Web Content

Wikipedia's list of signature phrases and list of catch phrases

Amazing anagrams of famous people

London Slang - Introduction

Smurf Name

Your Smurf Name is
Clumsy Smurf
Get Your Smurf Name at Quizopolis.com


Anonymous said...

Hi there!
Love your resourceful listings.
I'd like to recommend you a set of excellent - and free - online dictionaries:
1. Latin Dictionary
2. English-English Dictionary

Hope you like them!


ILuvNUFC said...

Cheers. :)
I'll check them links out now.

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