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History of the word "tea": How the word "tea" spread over land and sea — Quartz
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi.
food  history  language  tea 
27 minutes ago by pupi
JS things I never knew existed
"I was reading through the MDN docs the other day and found these JS features and APIs I never knew existed. So here is a short list of those things, useful or not - learning JS seemingly never ends."
javascript  language  programming 
1 hour ago by garrettc
namespaces considered harmful · Microformats Wiki
In particular namespaces for content are considered harmful (e.g. XML namespaces, QNames in attributes etc.).
xml  rdf  language  design  naming  decentralization 
14 hours ago by rybesh
The (almost) complete history of 'fake news' | BBC News
"'If someone starts calling a telephone a banana, and has a very big megaphone, doesn't mean that the rest of us should stop calling a telephone a telephone.'" He literally said.
words  language  journalism  churnalism  news  drumpf  futurism  theBenefitsOfAClassicalEducation 
16 hours ago by gominokouhai
American English Dialects
Map that shows distribution of English pronunciation differences.
17 hours ago by dlhull

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