Monthly Archives: June, 2016

India and Its Language Empire

So perhaps you have mastered French, or are mostly fluent in Spanish, and are now looking for a new language to learn that is somehow different. Sure, you could go for Mandarin, since everyone seems to be learning Mandarin nowadays. But how about something that is completely off the language beaten track? In other words,(…)


Language Maestro: Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Oh, the places you’ll go!, Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, best known for the wealth of children’s books written under the name of Dr. Seuss. Over 600 million copies of his(…)


Things You Never Thought You’d Say: Are Dictionaries Dying?

There is often much conflict about which words rightfully and wrongfully end up in the Oxford Dictionary each year. Recent areas of conflict have been the Word Of 2015, which was the winky face emoji, and a very new entry which is the questionable Chinese helicopter, already receiving complaints in the form of a petition(…)


Talking to Our Computers: The Rise of Natural Language Search

Cast your mind back to the late nineties, if you’re old enough, with the sound of your dial-up internet connecting as background music. You open AskJeeves and enter a question into the search bar: “Who are the spice girls?” While AskJeeves may have faded in relevance in the face of the giant of all search(…)