The Language Nerds

The 10 Oldest Languages That Are Still Spoken Today.

As of today, the world has 7111 languages according to Ethnologue. A staggering third of these languages are endangered and only spoken by very few people, 1000 speakers at best. what’s even more serious is that more than 50% of the world’s population is covered by 23 major languages.

Artist Turns Kid’s Drawings Into Reality And The Results Are Hilariously Creepy.

Dad and photoshop master Tom Curtis documents kids’ drawings in a very creative way by turning them into real-life versions. Tom started with his own children’s drawings (Dom and Al), he later created an Instagram account called Things I Have Drawn where he shared these kinds of drawings. The account quickly gained publicity and now …

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Feminist Accuses English Language Of Being Sexist, Gets Brilliantly Schooled By Linguist 

It’s hysterical when people incorrectly assume the origins of words. What’s even more hysterical is when the made-up origins align with people’s wrong assumptions. Sometimes people manipulate words and make adjustments to them so they fit their assumptions. Wait until you read about the etymology of words such as person, man, woman, which some people …

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These Are The Words That Appear The Most On Every Country’s Wikipedia Page.

This map shows the most recurring word on each country’s English wikipedia page. The results are very interesting to say the least. The map was posted on Reddit and was created by Reddit user Amiantedeluxe. Please not that the map excludes linking words such as ‘the’, ‘country’, ‘government’ and demonyms. (Full resultion picture below)