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"Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners"

I love this? 

I ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT AMERICAN ENGLISH SOUNDS LIKE TO OTHER PEOPLE.

Is this what American English sounds like to non native speakers???

East Asian though… That actually kind of was what Chinese sounded like to me before I started learning….

In the second video, Russian is spot on (that’s exactly what I hear when my dad gets on a conference call), and Polish… we really DO have all those shshshsh sounds now that I think about it, but it’s not something you hear! The “something Slavic” sounds like it’s from the south (Balkans?).

(But Polish doesn’t use the Russian throat-L, we use more of a… normal one. Like Romanic languages, I guess?)

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POPULAR BOOKS THAT TAKE THEIR TITLES FROM SHAKESPEARE

shakespeaker:

  • The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. (Julius Caesar)
  • The Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare. (Julius Caesar)
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. (The Tempest)
  • This Thing of Darkness, Harry Thompson. (The Tempest)
  • Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy. (As You Like It)
  • The Glimpses of the Moon, Edith Wharton. (Hamlet)
  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace. (Hamlet)
  • Time Out of Joint, Philip K. Dick. (Hamlet)
  • Mortal Coils, Aldous Huxley. (Hamlet)
  • Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde (Hamlet)
  • Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons. (King John)
  • Full Circle, Peter Straub. (King Lear)
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury. (Macbeth)
  • The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner. (Macbeth)
  • Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett. (Macbeth)
  • The Moon is Down, John Steinbeck (Macbeth)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent, John Steinbeck (Richard III)
  • Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov. (Timon of Athens)
  • In Cold Blood, Truman Capote. (Timon of Athens)

And many more. These are just a few. Shakespeare is everywhere.

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Female Fantasy III

Perfecto.

perfect

May they be forever alone for their elitist douche-baggery.

I was recently interviewing the woman who founded Her Universe and we were talking specifically about women and geekdom. I asked about the rise of girls in geek culture and she very accurately corrected me: There is no “rise” of geek girls. We’ve always been here. Girls are just as nerdy as dudes are. Ladies have always been interested in sci fi and fantasy and video games - we just don’t talk about it a lot because men are assholes. 

yes.

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