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BBC News - Underground overground: Take a journey through languages spoken above London's Victoria Line
Hurtling deep underground in a Tube train, it can be hard to picture the streets overhead, and harder still to learn much about their eight million inhabitants. But London is one of the most linguistically interesting cities in the world, with more than 100 languages in use across the city.
One way to get a taste for this rich diversity of languages would be to jump on London Underground's Victoria Line and surface at various stations along the way. The line runs north to south for 13 miles (21km), passing through rich and poor parts of town and beneath migrant communities new and old.
language  portuguese  victorialine  french  arabic  bengali  turkish  polish  underground  culture  community  london  uk  article  bbcnews 
december 2015 by therobyouknow
BBC News - Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more
“and that women and younger people are leading the change."
trend  speech  article  bbcnews  gender  age 
february 2015 by therobyouknow
BBC News - Internet data plan back on political agenda
"264. Simon Attwood
23RD NOVEMBER 2014 - 10:52
There's a darker and more dangerous consequence to the kind of constant nagging fear that we have endured since the creation of 24/7 media. Neural wiring is highly sensitive to negative influence on epigenetics and neuroplasticity. In other words, a state of constant fear causes atrophy to parts of our brain associated with empathy and compassion, at the same time feeding primitive fear structures"
psychology  comment  opinion  biology  epigenetics  brain  physiology  thoughtcontrol  thought  internet  surveillance  politics  policing  agenda  bigbrother  communication  article  bbcnews  bbc  computing 
november 2014 by therobyouknow
they don't explain how it works
bitcoin  article  bbcnews  money  electronic  cash 
february 2014 by therobyouknow
BBC Nature - Rarest dog: Ethiopian wolves are genetically vulnerable
"The scientists say that efforts must be made to reconnect these isolated populations, by creating habitat corridors linking them." - conservation.
endangered  species  animal  africa  dog  bbcnews  article  nature  conservation 
october 2012 by therobyouknow
BBC News - 'Only rats' safe to eat at Indian restaurant in Devon
Only rats safe to eat? Does that mean that people going to the restaurant could eat the rats without any illness later or does it mean that the rats themselves could eat the restuarant's food without getting ill? :)
article  bbcnews  bbc  semantics  humour 
september 2010 by therobyouknow

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