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The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know
Sheri Jo Fantastic post! I grew up in a town with many, many Jewish people and Yiddish sayings are 2nd nature to me. However, the town I have lived in for the past 15 years has a very small Jewish population in comparison. Consequently, whenever I use a Yiddish term, the response is either hysterical laughter or the “DAHHH… shmendrik” look. Related:  More randomness

800 random questions Well this be my first post, and since its silly o'clock and I can't sleep I decided to compile a list of 101 random questions that I have or would ask people as I get to know them. To be honest 101 wasnt really enough but I finally got tired so i'll probably add to it later hehe 1) Whats your (full) name?2) How old are you?3) Whats your Birthday? update: I reached my goal of 500 random questions with the help of Steph-a-knee and Claire :D update2: I'm now upto 600 and beyond with the added help of Lexy and the other Stephpossibly stay tuned for more lol The fate of a generation of workers: Foxconn undercover fully tr Machine translations are still years or even decades away from perfection, so rather than sending you to an auto-translated page, we now present -- with exclusive permission from Southern Weekend -- a human translation of this damning article on Foxconn by undercover reporter Liu Zhiyi. (Photo: Southern Weekend) I know of two groups of young people. One group consists of university students like myself, who live in ivory towers and kept company by libraries and lake views. The other group works alongside steel machineries and large containers, all inside a factory of high-precision manufacturing environment. After going undercover in Foxconn for 28 days, I came back out. My undercover was part of Southern Weekend's investigation on the then six Foxconn suicides. The 28-day undercover work made a strong impact on me. Part one Their most sumptuous day is the 10th each month -- pay day. When chatting with them, I often struggled to respond, as I felt I was ridiculously fortunate. Part two

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do. 1. Interrobang You probably already know the interrobang, thanks to its excellent moniker and increasing popularity. Though the combination exclamation point and question mark can be replaced by using one of each (You did what!? or You don't read mental_floss?!) 2. The backward question mark was proposed by Henry Denham in 1580 as an end to a rhetorical question, and was used until the early 1600s. 3. It looks a lot like the percontation point, but the irony mark's location is a bit different, as it is smaller, elevated, and precedes a statement to indicate its intent before it is read. 4. Among Bazin's proposed new punctuation was the love point, made of two question marks, one mirrored, that share a point. 5. 6. Need to say something with unwavering conviction? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12 & 13.

Sock Differences at SockMonkey.net Difference between Vintage vs. New Style Red Heel Socks Dear Ceru Monkey, Thanks for your website, It's nice to see a Sock Monkey make it in a world filled with humans. My question is; Everywhere I look, sneaky humans are saying that they have Vintage Rockford Socks or New Style Socks. Uncle Frank Link Dear Uncle Frank, Thanks for writing. There is a lot of confusion about this issue and those pesky humans on ebay don't make it any easier for us crafting Monkeys. Vintage Red Heel Socks (made from 1932- 1992) New Style Red Heel Socks (1992- current) Short toe section (this makes a brown faced monkey) Seam across front of toe Red Heel has symmetrical oval shape (a smile or frown can be stitched with embroidery) Leg section is longer (this makes longer arms and legs) No seam between brown and white section (this makes aligning the different colored section easier) Keep in mind, you can use a new sock and use a "vintage pattern" or new style pattern.

Heterography and homography In linguistics, heterography is a property of a written language, such that it lacks a 1-to-1 correspondence between the written symbols and the sounds of the spoken language.[1][dubious ] Its opposite is homography, which is the property of a language such that written symbols of its written form and the sounds of its spoken form have a 1-to-1 correspondence.[2][dubious ] The orthography of the English language is, according to Larry Trask, a "spectacular example" of heterography. But most European languages exhibit it to some extent. The degree of heterography of a language is a factor in how difficult it is for person to learn to read that language, with highly heterographic orthographies being more difficult to learn than more homographic ones. Types[edit] Other homophonic heterographs in English include "I", "aye", and "eye", "right", "rite", "wright", and "write", "read", and "reed", and "there", "their" and "they're".[5] In French, examples include "sain" and "saint".[6]

The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns - Smashing Ma Advertisement Photoshop users can save themselves a great deal of time and end up with better results by taking advantage of readily available freebies, such as brushes, patterns and shapes. With the wide variety and (often) high quality of resources available, whatever you need or are looking for is in most cases already available somewhere. The only problem is that the vast quantity of freebies can make it difficult to track down what you need. The resources featured here are all available as downloads in PAT format, which can be placed in Photoshop. Skull Patterns Two skull patterns from Go Media using an image from one of its vector packs. Carbon Fiber A carbon fiber pattern. Patterns from PunkSafetyPin This set of 15 patterns from a deviantART user offers more than 30 other packs of patterns. Grunge Pattern Set Nine large and high-quality grunge patterns. Dots Pattern Set Eight dot patterns of various colors and styles. Skulls and Hearts Three different gray, white and pink patterns.

The most popular 20 TED Talks, as of now UPDATED: To see all these talks at one click, check out our updated Playlist: The 20 Most Popular Talks of All Time. As 2013 draws to a close, TED is deeply humbled to have posted 1600+ talks, each representing an idea worth spreading. So which ideas have had the most widespread impact? Below, a look at the 20 most-watched talks as of December 2013. These viewership numbers include all the platforms we track: TED.com, YouTube, iTunes, embed and download, Hulu and more. Some fascinating things to notice on this list, if you’d like to compare and contrast it to the most popular talks in 2012, and to the list we shared back in 2011: Amy Cuddy, Susan Cain, David Blaine and Pamela Meyer are all newcomers to the list, with Cuddy’s talk storming to spot #5 thanks to you sharing it. But what really makes this list so incredible is the fact that it spans so many areas of interest, from education to happiness, statistics to creativity, tech demos to illusions.

How to Make new Style Sock Monkey (Sock Monkey.net) The New Style Pattern was released around 1970 and was quickly adopted as the standard Sock Monkey design. It has a shorter tail with a little curve at the tip because the tail is cut from the toe end of the sock instead of the cuff end. The tail has less white on the end because the toe has a shorter white section than the cuff end of the sock. The arms of Sock Monkey are usually a bit larger around, more equal to the size of the legs because they are sewn from the whole upper tube section of the sock. The new pattern doesn’t leave you with a whole extra toe piece, so if you want the traditional self-fabric cap you have to use 3 socks. Many people find the newer pattern easier to sew up, due to the shorter tail. 1. 2. 3. TURN THE SOCKS INSIDE OUT Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top. Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.

Heteronym (linguistics) Euler diagram showing the relationships between heteronyms and related linguistic concepts. A heteronym (also known as a heterophone) is a word that is written identically but has a different pronunciation and meaning. In other words, they are homographs that are not homophones. Thus, row (propel with oars) and row (argument) are heteronyms, but mean (intend) and mean (average) are not (since they are pronounced the same). Heteronym pronunciation may vary in vowel realisation, in stress pattern (see also Initial-stress-derived noun), or in other ways: The weather was beginning to affect his affect.A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.They were too close to the door to close it.Don't desert me here in the desert! Heteronyms can also occur in non-alphabetic languages. "Heterophone" literally just means "different sound", and this term is sometimes applied to words that are just pronounced differently, irrespective of their spelling.

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