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There’s Still No Such Thing As Flying Car Racing Because There Still Aren’t Flying Cars

Unlike in my personal life, I don’t usually use “The Swears” in my writing. But Jason Torchinsky told me I need to use a lot of profanity in this post, so fuck it. I’m going to say fuck a lot. And also bullshit. But to be fair to Jason, he’s fucking correct. The only way […]

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Hyundai Wants To Market To Black People And It’s Just As Cringe As You’d Expect

Marketing is hard. As a former marketing major, I get it. But it can be even harder when you’re out of touch, and Hyundai’s new marketing campaign to appeal to Black American’s is definitely bordering on out of touch. It’s called OKAY HYUNDAI!Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Hyundai Wants To Market To Black People And It’s Just As Cringe As You’d Expect

Marketing is hard. As a former marketing major, I get it. But it can be even harder when you’re out of touch, and Hyundai’s new marketing campaign to appeal to Black American’s is definitely bordering on out of touch. It’s called OKAY HYUNDAI!Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Is It Ever OK to Correct Someone’s Pronunciation?

If you said pronounced the words above as duh-trai-tus, ti-nuh-tuhs, and chaach-kee, well done. You nailed it. If not, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by Preply found that 44% of people have mispronounced or misused a phrase for more than a year before finding out. The same study found that eight in 10 “get…Read more… […]

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Is It Ever OK to Correct Someone’s Pronunciation?

If you said pronounced the words above as duh-trai-tus, ti-nuh-tuhs, and chaach-kee, well done. You nailed it. If not, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by Preply found that 44% of people have mispronounced or misused a phrase for more than a year before finding out. The same study found that eight in 10 “get…Read more… […]

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Oxford English Dictionary Needed 16 ‘Words of the Year’ to Describe 2020

Traditionally speaking, the team that publishes the Oxford English Dictionary picks a “word of the year”—a word or expression that has attracted significant interest over the course of the past 12 months. It’s a way to capture the mood or lasting impact that a particular year has had on us all; for example, 2019's…Read more… […]

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Nintendo Switch Bans Nicknames Like ‘ACAB’, ‘Nazi’, And ‘Covid’ In Latest Update

The Switch got a new firmware update yesterday that didn’t seem to do anything unusual, but as Switch homebrew modders discovered, it’s added several new phrases to the device’s banned word list.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Learn the Difference Between ‘Systemic’ and ‘Systematic’

Given the recent conversations about and demonstrations against racial injustice, the words “systemic” and “systematic” have been popping up a lot, and are sometimes used interchangeably. And while they do have the same root word, they also have different meanings. If you’re not quite sure exactly when to use each…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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For the Last Time, Stop Calling Food ‘Crack’

Earlier this year, Christini Tosi changed the name of “Crack Pie” to “Milk Bar Pie,” explaining that the name “fell short” of Milk Bar’s mission “to spread joy and inspire celebration.” It wasn’t exactly an apology, and it wasn’t clear if Tosi really understood why the name was a problem in the first place, but […]

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Google Docs’ New ‘Live Word Count’ Is Weird and Exists

Google has officially rolled out the most useful addition to Docs we’ve seen in years: a word count. Or, to be more specific, a feature that allows you to get the live word count for whatever document you’re working on. It’s a lot more convenient than having to click through menus to see a static […]

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How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly, According to Martin Amis

Martin Amis uses a thesaurus. The British novelist and critic is known as kind of a snob, and the thesaurus is known as a dangerous tool abused by amateur writers trying to sound smart, but as you’ve probably guessed, Amis uses his thesaurus very differently than a college freshman. In the Big Think video above […]

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How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly, According to Martin Amis

Martin Amis uses a thesaurus. The British novelist and critic is known as kind of a snob, and the thesaurus is known as a dangerous tool abused by amateur writers trying to sound smart, but as you’ve probably guessed, Amis uses his thesaurus very differently than a college freshman. In the Big Think video above […]

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