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1. How to Celebrate Frankenstein Day
Obscure holidays are loads of fun. Take my latest discovery: Frankenstein Day. Not to be confused with Frankenstein Friday, which falls on the last Friday in October, or Frankenstein's Monster Day, which always falls on October 30, Frankenstein Day is celebrated on August 30.
The date commemorat...
2. Happy Hobbit Day on September 22
Holidays & Celebrations - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:11:07
Fictional characters deserve a happy birthday just as much as anyone else. Harry Potter's birthday was in July, but on September 22 we celebrate the birthdays of two of fantasy literature's illustrious little people: Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the respective heroes of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit an...
3. A Doughnut by Any Other Name
Holidays & Celebrations - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:42:33
The doughnut in all its decadent sugary goodness is always with us: in those extra calories around our midsection, culturally (think Homer Simpson), and even politically.
And it's not just an American obsession. Nearly every country in the world has its own word for "doughnut." It's almost to th...
4. 5 Beloved Children's Books from Abroad
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:42:48
Believe or not, much of our beloved literature comes to us from abroad, many of them courtesy of hard-working professional document translation experts from around the world.
From widely loved and widely read classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl - Welsh), the Lord of the R...
5. 3 Grisly German Children's Books
Books, Poetry & Writing - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:15:06
Anyone who has seen Into the Woods or read the original Grimm version of fairy tales, before Disney got their hands on them, knows the stories that originally came out of Germany's dark forests were a lot grittier and scarier than they are today.
Cinderella's step-sisters hack off their toes and...
6. 9 Words That Don't Mean What You Think
Books, Poetry & Writing - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:13:42
Delving into another language has really helped me to appreciate English all the more. Like the United States, English is a melting pot of words derived from several different languages.
But there is inevitably a cultural divide that causes the words to change, to mutate if you will. And often i...
7. 4 Stellar Foreign Films
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:34:40
I know what you're going to say. You're not a fan of foreign films. Believe me, I've been there. I remember the first time I sat down to watch a Hong Kong action movie for an intro to film course. I had no idea what to expect.
First observation: the laugh-out-loud subtitles were the best part. T...
8. Pranking In Another Language
Entertainment & Media - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:42:33
If you have lived abroad and tried learning the lingua franca, you know how easily misunderstandings can occur. I discovered this much to my chagrin during a few trips to Germany. And not just misunderstandings, either. They can lead to all sorts of legal shenanigans, especially when dealing with...
9. Got Onomatopoeia?
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:42:48
You use it and don't even realize it. It's existed for centuries and only rarely been detected, except for the occasional high school English class where teachers attempt to warn their students. It confounds professional grammarians and translation services alike.
I know it sounds...
10. The Key to Unlocking Marketing Metrics
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:41:19
Marketing's a tricky process, no matter where you're applying it. I don't have much opportunity to manage it, but I was in a meeting with a few marketing people and saw them dressed down by an executive. The marketing people seemed very nice, and they talked about all the marvelous things they'd ...
business-and-work - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:19:53
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