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Cheugy, Chipotle, and Dogecoin Among The Most Mispronounced Words of 2021

The U.S. Captioning Company and the British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR) recently released reports on the most mispronounced words of the year—that is, the most challenging words for newsreaders and television hosts to say correctly the first time. We can only infer if these words are tough for people whose…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Cheugy, Chipotle, and Dogecoin Among The Most Mispronounced Words of 2021

The U.S. Captioning Company and the British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR) recently released reports on the most mispronounced words of the year—that is, the most challenging words for newsreaders and television hosts to say correctly the first time. We can only infer if these words are tough for people whose…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Twitch’s Best Virtual Bartender Wants To Help Viewers With Addiction

It’s not every day that you hear about a VTubing bartender whose goal is not to encourage people to get shitfaced but rather to help them avoid overindulging their vices. But, then, Twitch streamer Takahata101 isn’t your average VTuber. Previously a gaming streamer, on New Year’s Eve of 2020 he debuted a new format,… Read […]

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Sunday Comics: Winner!

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How Low Is Too Low For A Military Flyover?

The U.S. armed forces putting on displays of military spectacle before sports events is pretty awesome on the one hand and a blatant attempt at recruitment on the other hand. However, the military shouldn’t put the public at unnecessary risk by the display itself.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture: Did Ancient Rome Even Exist?

With the holiday season in full swing, the young people are shifting to different dimensions, denying the existence of Ancient Rome, and learning more about snowflakes than you’d even think was possible.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Traffic Jams: The Linda Lindas – ‘Nino’

It’s the end of a post-holiday week, and the last thing anyone wants to do is work. Even worse than working, though, is the actual drive to work. You’re stuck in the slowest lane of traffic, no matter which lane you’re in, and it just makes you want to scream. Well, scream along to this: […]

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The Best Way to Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According to TikTok

Every December I suffer flashbacks to my first-ever retail job, wrapping presents at a gift shop. As much as I enjoyed entering autopilot and mechanically wrapping box after box, it was always a fun challenge to tackle an oddly-shaped gift: A loose teddy bear. A stray shovel. An entire island of misfit toys that…Read more… […]

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The Best Way to Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According to TikTok

Every December I suffer flashbacks to my first-ever retail job, wrapping presents at a gift shop. As much as I enjoyed entering autopilot and mechanically wrapping box after box, it was always a fun challenge to tackle an oddly-shaped gift: A loose teddy bear. A stray shovel. An entire island of misfit toys that…Read more… […]

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The Best Way to Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According to TikTok

Every December I suffer flashbacks to my first-ever retail job, wrapping presents at a gift shop. As much as I enjoyed entering autopilot and mechanically wrapping box after box, it was always a fun challenge to tackle an oddly-shaped gift: A loose teddy bear. A stray shovel. An entire island of misfit toys that…Read more… […]

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Sunday Comics: Are You Real?

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Simple Mods Can Make A Bad Car Better?

Everyone customizes or modifies their car for different reasons. Some want to eke a bit more performance from the motor, while others want to personalize the design to reflect their own style. But, for people who drive bad cars, modification can be the only way to make owning the car bearable.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Dress Well for Winter When You Just Want to Wear Sweatpants

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated last winter, as well as the end of the 2019 season. That meant many people spent a lot of time at home during the colder months—away from office dress codes, and spared from invitations to holiday parties where you’re instructed to “wear something festive.” Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Dress Well for Winter When You Just Want to Wear Sweatpants

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated last winter, as well as the end of the 2019 season. That meant many people spent a lot of time at home during the colder months—away from office dress codes, and spared from invitations to holiday parties where you’re instructed to “wear something festive.” Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Something Awful Founder Richard “Lowtax” Kyanka Dies At 45

Longtime Something Awful forum administrator Fragmaster posted that site founder Richard “Lowtax” Kyanka has reportedly died. “I guess I should preface this by saying this isn’t a joke especially since I’m posting for like the first time in 10 years or something, but I got the bad news today directly from Rich’s…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Kick People Out After Thanksgiving Dinner (Politely)

The turkey’s been stuffed, the political arguments have blessedly run their course, the pants have been unbuttoned, and the chair naps have been taken (well, by everyone except you, if you’re hosting). Another successful Thanksgiving holiday is in the books! Now, you’re ready for everyone to leave; it’s really time…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Parents Need to Know About Eating Disorder Content on Social Media

From the earliest internet forums, to millions of teens’ current TikTok feeds, there has always been an active, influential online culture of “pro” eating disorder “advice” (aka pro-ana or pro-ED content). These online communities are as nuanced as the people who frequent them, full of posts that run the gamut from…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Actually, You Should Roast This Duck Instead of a Turkey

The initial idea was breathtaking: We had grandiose visions of under-appreciated birds being cajoled up other under-appreciated birds’ back ends. We called it the Gooduckail: A quail, stuffed into a duck, stuffed into a goose. It took 53 text messages to get there, and it was only once we realized that we would be two…Read more… […]

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Where to Order the Best Pre-Made Thanksgiving Dinners When You Don’t Want to Cook

Well, it’s been a year. Or has it been two? Oh yes, it has. And even though Thanksgiving is officially back on, you may not be up for planning, prepping, shopping, and cooking for days to make it happen. Thankfully, there are alternatives. We’ve gathered some of the tastiest places you can pick up an […]

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