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Ye Olde Explanation Of Where “Ye Olde” Comes From [Video]

2 years agoOdd : Geekosystem

Nowadays "Ye Olde" is pretty much just a ham-fisted way to make something sound old(e) and quaint. As it turns out, however, there's a pretty good reason for how this actually came about and it has to do with, more than anything else, printing. This video from MinutePhysics -- taking a day off to be MinuteLinguistics -- straightens the whole issue out. It's more interesting than you might think.
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That "70-Year Old Traffic Jam" Isn't Quite What It Seems To Be

Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik (2 days ago)

For some reason, I've been seeing links to this "70 Year Old Traffic Jam" all over my social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter, Compuserve, the Source, all that. The story told is pretty compelling — American GIs ditched all those ... Read Post

Hackman – Fists of Ham

Entertainment / Music : Indie Shuffle (3 years ago)

Click image to download track Sounds like: Jamie xx, Deadboy, Joanna Newsom "Hackman - Fists of Ham" What's so good? I just stumbled across this joint from Hackman, and it’s one of the coolest tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Origi... Read Post

James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger

Pop Culture / Celebrity : PopBytes (4 days ago)

I’ve already talked about this before, but in high school I regularly aced anything and everything to do with poetry because it turns out it’s pretty open-ended. You can literally write anything, and as long as it sounds flowery and... Read Post

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