Tag Literature



Emoji is a fun take on Universal Language

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Emojis are everywhere today. Simple idea for better expression of emotion in textual communication conquered the world through its effective minimalistic approach. You can map emotional breakdown through emojis. You can add color to your text. You can spin meanings of the message. You can lead a conversation entirely in emojis. And there's even "Emoji The Movie" in development right now. However - what is emoji? Is it a language? A crutch for better expression of certain things? Or something completely different?

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Eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious - the longest weirdest word in English

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English is known to have many long and incredibly strange words. Some of them come from the older times, some of them are just some obsolete terms, others are merely an elaborate pranks, that ran its course. And then there are some which origin are incredibly obscure and tangled with thin veil of ridiculous mystery which is much more interesting than the boring truth that is better to be left behind.

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Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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Have you ever experienced sheer, meandering morose confusion over a subject that is interesting to you but is ultimately and thoroughly unbeatable in any meaningful way? I had that feeling from my encounters with "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville". It is an incredible book I can't write about. Not because it's hard for me - it isn't. It just always avoided being written about. For a while it just moved me to the realms where the only thing I could do was to question my own nature. Which is not what you want to do when you're writing about such thing but which is kind of what the art is all about in theory.

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