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Extant
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Extant’s slippery title confuses even the cast members

 

With the debut of the Steven Spielberg-produced Halle Berry vehicle Extant, one question has been on a lot of people’s minds:…

What is the longest English word?

Explore the longest English words included in Oxford dictionaries and whether or not a DNA string can be considered a word.

Palabra del día crowdsource
Pronunciación: ˈkraʊdsɔːs
verb
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…

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Cita de la semana

“How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.”

Herbert Spencer

(1820–1903)

English philosopher

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How I created the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones
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How I created the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones

 

In a guest blog article, David J Peterson uses his experience as a language creator on Game of Thrones, Defiance, and Dominion…