Posts tagged English
“Everyone is preaching advice, but no one is sharing wisdom — that’s what Stoicism is”
It’s a big time for emoji. The character 😂 (“Face with Tears of Joy”) was named Oxford Dictionary’s 2015 Word of the Year. The first Emojicon was held in San Francisco last year. Sony Pictures started production on a movie about emoji called Emojimovie: Express Yourself. And we came together as a society to emphatically decide what peaches really look like. 🍑
His spelling and grammar are disastrous, he contradicts himself, trails into incoherence, never sounds dignified or recognisably presidential – but none of it does him any harm. In fact, it seems to help
Public oratory has been at the centre of the American project from the time of its founders. The framers of the constitution gave themselves classical noms de plume in their correspondence, and consciously modelled their new nation on the Roman republic. Every presidency is punctuated with set-piece speeches, and its historical turning points have been marked by historic speeches. In Donald J Trump, though, we have a presidential communicator who is quite unlike the other ducks.
Untranslatable words from Japan, the polite and nature-loving country.
In Japanese culture, people have a lot of appreciation towards nature and it is very important to be polite towards others. That politeness and the nature appreciation reflected on to its language and created some beautiful words that are not translatable to English.
Get ready for some friendly robots in your airport. LG made two different ones — one is the Airport Guide Robot while the other is a Cleaning Robot. The Airport Guide robot, well, guides you through the airport. Simply feed it your boarding pass and it will tell you how to get to your gate and when your flight is going to take off. It can also respond to your voice, tell you the weather of your destination, and offer directions in one of four languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
i4u: Hitachi presents (English translation ) a new, extremly small (250mm), Home Cleaning Robot Prototype. The robot can chart out a room automatically and vaccuums the floor when cruising around. The robot automatically empties the dust container in the loading station and also goes back to the loading station when it’s battery starts to get low on power.
Japanese toymaker claims to have developed a gadget that translates dog barks into human language. It plans to begin selling the product to be known as Bowlingual in US pet stores, gift shops and retail outlets later this year. Tokyo-based Takara Co says about 300,000 of the dog translator devices have been sold since its launch in Japan late last year. It is forecasting far bigger sales once an English-language version comes to America in August.