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9 Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs

9 Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs
As we have demonstrated before, the English language has some grievous holes in it. We're talking about everyday phenomena that we have all noticed, yet don't have terms for. Fortunately, while we were busy fumbling with hand gestures and illustrations like cavemen, other cultures just made up the perfect words and phrases to encapsulate those little everyday moments filled with ... uh ... je ne sais quoi. #9. Means: To eat past the point of being full just because the food tastes good. Here is a word that describes such a quintessentially American phenomenon it's shocking that another culture came up with it first. As absurd as that may sound, keep in mind that America has a holiday devoted entirely to shemomedjamo in November. GettyPatriotism comes breaded and deep fried. The literal translation for shemomedjamo is "I accidentally ate the whole thing," which is a charming way of saying "Oh my God, why isn't somebody stopping me?!" Which neatly brings us to ... #8. #7. GettyNo idea. #6. #5.

5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism As anyone here at Cracked will tell you, without even the slightest provocation, writing is hard. When the strain of coming up with new material becomes too great to bear, a writer has two options: He can pepper his work with penis jokes and pictures of cute animals (see our entry on T.S. Eliot, below), or he can steal his words from a better writer. Occasionally, a brilliant (or at least sort of clever) mind comes across a bad spell of writer's block and gives into the temptation to be a cheating plagiarist. What'd He Do? In a nutshell, Ambrose invented pop history. "You know, the Nazis had little pieces of flair they made the Jews wear." Ambrose also wrote award-winning biographies on Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. What's the Problem? In 1995, an almost unknown historian named Thomas Childers published the book Wings of Morning. In the writing business, that's what we call "textual rape." Show me on the table of contents where Dr. Is That All? "Holy shit. Did He Pay? He really didn't.

19 Awesome Things You Might Not Have Seen Yet Here’s a list with 19 awesome things you might not have seen yet. (Thank you goes to anonymous submitter). Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the latest interesting lists, images and videos. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 7,000 trees planted to form guitar on a farm in Argentina 16. 17. 18. 19. Also See: 17 Innovations You Never Knew You Needed Related 29 More Awesome Things You Might Not Have Seen Yet Our 19 Awesome Things You Might Not Have Seen Yet post was so successful we decided to put together another one. February 11, 2015 In "List" 17 Inventions of the Future Already Here The world is full of very smart people creating really awesome things, both useful and not so useful. April 1, 2015 19 of The Most Creative Upcycling Ideas Upcycling is the process of re-purposing unused items or trash for something else. March 8, 2015

Proof That The World Is Nuts » The WVb In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death. (Like THAT makes sense.) In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. (Do they look different reversed?) Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. (A brick??) The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. (Much worse than “going blind!”) There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (Let’s just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?) In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. (Ah! (Ah, geez.) 1.

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Luminita Saviuc, Purpose FairyWaking Times Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? 1. 2. “By letting it go it all gets done. 3. 4. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. 5. “A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind.” 6. 7. 8. 9. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” 10. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” 11. “The only fear we have to fear, is fear itself.” 12. 13. 14. 15. About the Author

6 Horrifying Implications of the Harry Potter Universe We have a feeling that Harry Potter is never going away, in the sense that franchises like Batman and Star Wars never went away (and Star Wars never got its own amusement park). And why not? It's the perfect storm of wonder, charm and innocent, family-friendly adventure that everyone can enjoy. Which is why we love talking about how pants-crappingly terrifying that whole universe is. For instance ... #6. In the Harry Potter universe, the people in photographs and paintings can move and talk. "I am innocent but love screaming like a madman." And as such, some portrait subjects serve as security guards for locked rooms, while others are used as errand boys to deliver urgent messages (they can travel to any room that also has a painting). Dumbledore is asleep all the time? The Horrific Implications: Who cares, right? Especially if getting attacked and slashed up is just considered property damage. That brings us to our second point. One of the crappier animated gifs available. #5. "Arrgh! #4.

Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death by Maria Popova From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces and phases of grief. “If you are protected from dark things,” Neil Gaiman said in the context of his fantastic recent adaptation of the Brothers Grimm, “then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up.” And yet we hardly tell children — nor ourselves — those truths. Here are some proudly unusual books addressing these all too common yet commonly shirked emotional realities. For more than a decade, Brooklyn-based Enchanted Lion — an independent one-woman children’s book powerhouse — has been churning out some of the bravest and most sensitive picture-books of our time, championing foreign writers and artists who create layered universes of experience outside the unimaginative bounds of the pantheon. “She is totally flat,” said the rat. TO LOVEMay I call you Love?

Facebook Fiascos: 15 of the Worst Facebook Fails to Make You LOL Although Facebook is a highly convenient way for people to keep in touch with their loved ones, sometimes the sharing we do on Facebook can have disastrous results! Updating your status badmouthing your boss without realizing that your boss in your friends’ list is one of the most common mistakes many Facebook users make. Apart from such blunders, there are other friends who leave unexpected comments on your posts and photos. All of this works together to provide us material for our today’s list – 15 of the worst Facebook Fails. 8 Best Free Tools for Internet Security If you're one of those Internet users helping to make "password" the most popular online password for the umpteenth year in a row, you desperately need some help with your Internet security. Online security threats get more sophisticated every year and now, more than ever, it's important to keep your protection tools up-to-date. Luckily for you, web users are often frugal, and you can use and download a multitude of great security tools free of charge. We've compiled the eight best free security tools available. You can use this list in conjunction with the link above, detailing the best free antivirus options to secure your computer and data from harm. What are some other free security tools that you use? Note: This gallery is organized alphabetically. Image: Flickr, webhamster

6 Fitness Tips Everyone's Heard (That Don't Work at All) So this last year, I've been trying to do the old lose-weight-get-strong thing, so I can fit into a bikini and smash through walls. You know, the same thing millions of other Americans are striving for. Deep down, we all want to be She-Hulk. When I started out, I thought, naively, that different things work for different people and I should look around and try different ideas to see what works for me. You MUST Eat Breakfast This advice comes with one or more all-capped words most of the time, for some reason, as if implying that if you DON'T eat BREAKFAST you might DIE. Why is breakfast so LIFE and DEATH? The other reason given for the supreme importance of breakfast is that if you wait until lunch, you'll be so hungry you'll eat the entire buffet, heat lamps and all, and end up taking in more total calories over the course of the day than if you'd just eaten your crappy toast and fruit at breakfast. Via Spencer195The trays aren't bad, if crunchy. You Must Get Your BMI Down Via Brett L.

The Jewish brain : A technical analysis of its psychotic tendencies - The Phora The Jewish brain : A technical analysis of its psychotic tendencies By Frank Sprinklehopper (Ashkenazi Jew and Scientist) Nov 2008. Now that i have cooled down a little, Draft 2 of this essay has been modified inline with another project which understands sub population behaviour such as jewish operating as a niche in complex system evolution. To summarize the jewish system is purely an expression of the dopamine role within the effect the jewish system behaves like dopamine. This theory will be falsifiable in the next few years, when non ashkenazi genomes are scanned for alterations on chromosome 10q21.3-10q22.3. and their rates of dopamine dysfunction calculated. (2) "In claiming the status of victim and by assigning all blame to others, a person can achieve moral superiority while simultaneously disowning any responsibility for one's behaviour and its outcome. The victims 'merely' seek justice and fairness. Psychology of Victimhood by Dr Ofer Zur: A. 1. 2. 3. 4. B. C. D.