Tag Archives: language

Essentials

Jason stood at the front door with his suitcase at his feet. “Let’s go!” he called out. His son Tyler ran to meet him. He was only carrying a backpack. “What’s that?” demanded Jason. “You told me to just bring … Continue reading

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Language Barrier

While traveling in Japan, Brock chose to commemorate the occasion with a new tattoo. After asking around, he discovered a tattoo parlour in Tokyo, and made his request. He chose the Japanese word ‘Warrior’ to be imprinted across his chest. … Continue reading

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Organic Understanding

A professor wearing a cardigan sweater with leather elbow patches stood before his class. “Alright, my eager marketing students, today we’re going to discover the wonderful and intentionally confusing world of language. Can anyone think of a word or term … Continue reading

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The Weird Language

“Hey Al, did you ever think that English is a weird language?” said Jose. “I heard that it’s one of the hardest languages to learn,” replied Al. “Try this: I’ll spell a word and you pronounce it. Y-E-S,” said Jose. … Continue reading

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Modern Hierolyphics

A notification sound on Ben’s phone chimed, attracting Raquel’s attention. She watched him look down, then reel back in frustration. “Something wrong?” she asked. “Humanity’s doomed,” he replied. “You got that from a message on your phone?” “Yes. It was … Continue reading

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Advanced ESL

Nathan bumped into his new neighbour while he was raking leaves in his front yard. Raul was staring thoughtfully into space as he returned from his adult English class. “How is your ESL course?” asked Nathan. Raul frowned “Not very … Continue reading

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Linguistics and Other Nonverbal Communication

Marvin and Julietta sat across from each other at El Burro restaurant. It was their first date. They nervously looked over the menus. “This all looks so good,” said Julietta. “Yeah,” said Marvin. “Uh huh,” said Julietta. The waitress approached … Continue reading

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