“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.
A Chinese middle school history teacher draws a world map on blackboard in min
"I’m not an artist, so…"
Alex Rawlings, our Polyglot in Residence, delivers hist first guest post, “10 monolingual countries where you need to know the language”. Head over to our blog to read Part One, and let us know what you think!
I think I’m gonna try and water all my memrise words again
I’m not sure I’m dedicated enough for this there are almost 2000
Okay, memrise question here cause this has been bothering me since the beginning.
Do the words that you water ever go…
Memrise is an SRS. It puts successively longer periods of time between review sessions after every watering. So you water a word, you’re reminded several hours later to water it. You water it again, next review time is in a few days.
Eventually, you do get to the point where it puts a whole fucking year before you have to water it again.
It’s designed to review constantly enough at first to move a word from short-term memory to long-term memory, and after that, the watering a are designed just so you review words at the best time to remind you so you don’t forget the word.
When memrise first came out, this method was repeatedly explained to users.
But maybe now we should just reblog this excellent answer from time.
You know Hemingway would be all about the selfie.
GUYS IT HAS KLINGON I KNOW WHAT IM PICKING AS MY SECOND LANGUAGE
So my first thought to that was “oh god, they wouldn’t have Quenya would they?” (aka: tolkien elvish language)
THEY FRIGGIN DO.
Which one would YOU take?
i’ll never have to watch anime with subtitles ever again
red so i can talk to my friends in obscure dead languages because they will also take red
Red pill so I can travel more easily and not look like a moron
GUYS YOU COULD TALK ANIMAL LANGUAGES YOU COULD UNDERSTAND YOUR CAT
zilladino13, yes, exactly!
"Scottish Colloquialisms" featuring Karen Gillan