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Matt Wilson

Teacher at a small school near Bradford. Interest in expanding my own horizons as well as thosoe who learn from me. Battling Ignorence (including my own!). Also, Love a Chat!


Gift Ideas. Section IV - Impressive Phrases. The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English. Here are my top ten words, compiled from online collections, to describe love, desire and relationships that have no real English translation, but that capture subtle realities that even we English speakers have felt once or twice.

The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English

As I came across these words I’d have the occasional epiphany: “Oh yeah! That’s what I was feeling...” Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start. Oh yes, this is an exquisite word, compressing a thrilling and scary relationship moment.

It’s that delicious, cusp-y moment of imminent seduction. Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. From what I glean, in common usage yuanfen means the "binding force" that links two people together in any relationship. But interestingly, “fate” isn’t the same thing as “destiny.” Retrouvailles (French): The happiness of meeting again after a long time.

Using Appropriate Terminology. Function not purpose The purpose of a hammer is to pound nails.

Using Appropriate Terminology

One function of a hand is to hold a hammer. Designed tools have purposes. Structures and behaviors of living things have functions. This is an important distinction in the science classroom. Evidence not proof We often hear news stories in which the narrator refers to having “enough proof.” Primitive and advanced The average person might see an opossum as more primitive than a cat. Strategy Games. ▶ the broken places.

The most watched and most highly-rated TED talks at the moment. You've read several posts already.

The most watched and most highly-rated TED talks at the moment

It's very flattering to know that somebody is interested in what I write over here. :) I just wanted to let you know, that you can also subscribe via email to receive blog updates. I usually post once a month or so. I'll do my best to keep them interesting. Obviously, I don't sell anything and I don't spam. To all against gay marriage.. Wanderlust: GOOD traces the most famous trips in history.

1329268988.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 550 pixels) Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time. Medical Mnemonics .com: World's Database of Medical Mnemonics. Watch free documentary films & videos. Instructions and Typing Tips. Please follow these simple rules: Place your hands on the keyboard appropriately, so that your left forefinger is on the ‘F’ key, and the right one is on the ‘J’ key.

Instructions and Typing Tips

You should feel the bump at the bottom of each of these keys. Try not to look at the keyboard, but look at the screen only. If you are stuck, use the virtual keyboard to find the proper key. If your typing speed is very slow, start from the simplest level, using random words composed of the letters from the Caps Lock row only. When loads, you will see the typing tutor. Game Screen At the top of the screen, you can see the board with the text to type out. At the bottom of the screen, you can see the virtual keyboard. With the four control buttons you can: Undergraduate teachers' lounge. Fun fun fun fun - clikr. What facts support evolution. List of common misconceptions. This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive.

List of common misconceptions

This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. History Ancient to early modern history Modern history Napoleon on the Bellerophon, a painting of Napoleon I by Charles Lock Eastlake. Top 5 Myths About Microsoft" In 1968, when 13-year-old Bill Gates was still programming tic-tac-toe in BASIC, an engineer named Douglas Englebart at the Stanford Research Institute introduced the world to the mouse [source: Reimer].

Top 5 Myths About Microsoft"

To modern computer users, the mouse is nothing more than a mundane technological necessity: How else could you click icons, scroll through menus and move cursors? But computer users in 1968 found the mouse revolutionary precisely because no one had ever heard of those things back then. Englebart is credited with inventing the graphical user interface, or GUI (pronounced "gooey"). In the early 1970s, a team of researchers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) expanded on Englebart's concept and built the Xerox Alto, the first personal computer that featured the now-standard "W.I.M.P. " GUI: windows, icons, menus and pointing device [source: Webopedia].

Apple eventually lost the case and Microsoft's subsequent dominance of the PC market made "windows" synonymous with Windows. Kickstarter.

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