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  • 05:04 Why should you read "Waiting For Godot"? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read "Waiting For Godot"? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-waiting-for-godot-iseult-gillespie Two men, Estragon and Vladimir, meet by a tree at dusk to wait for someone named “Godot.” So begi

  • 05:39 Why should you read "Don Quixote"? - Ilan Stavans

    Why should you read "Don Quixote"? - Ilan Stavans

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded Mounting his skinny steed, Don Quixote charges an army of giants. It is his duty to vanquish these behemoths in the name of his beloved lady, Dulcinea. There’s only one problem: the giants are mere

  • 03:14 Stan's Quick and Dirty: How Stenography Works

    Stan's Quick and Dirty: How Stenography Works

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    Ever wonder how court reporters can keep up with blazingly fast dialogue in the courtroom and get every word no matter how fast the testimony whips by? Or maybe while watching the news at the gym, wondered how live closed captioning works. Is there really

  • 04:36 Everything you need to know to read “The Canterbury Tales” - Iseult Gillespie

    Everything you need to know to read “The Canterbury Tales” - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/everything-you-need-to-know-to-read-the-canterbury-tales-iseult-gillespie A portly Miller, barely able to sit on his horse, rambles on about the flighty

  • 07:51 The Myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits - Alex Gendler

    The Myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits - Alex Gendler

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-hercules-12-labors-in-8-bits-alex-gendler Hercules — son of Zeus and champion of humankind — stricken with a temporary curse of madness, has

  • 02:40 Why Are There Different Languages? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Why Are There Different Languages? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    Have you ever stopped and wondered: why are there so many different languages on Earth?? Welcome to COLOSSAL QUESTIONS, the show that answers all of life's most pressing questions! → Credits ← Narrated by: Matt Schneck Written & Directed by: Matt Levy Edi

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  • 09:42 10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet

    10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet

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    Think you know the English language? Here are 10 letters folks used to use, but didn't quite stand the test of time. Elemenopee, my homies.

  • 04:56 Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

    Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/edgar-allan-poe-scott-peeples The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses to leave the narrator’s chamber. A beating he

  • 05:22 Why we say “OK”

    Why we say “OK”

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    How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO OK is thought to be the most widely recognized word on the planet. We use it to communicate with each other, as well as our te

  • 12:25 How Some Words Get Forgetted

    How Some Words Get Forgetted

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    It’s the Great American Read! Vote for America's favorite novel: https://to.pbs.org/2Jes2X5 ↓↓↓ More info and sources below ↓↓↓ English is a confusing language for many reasons. But the irregular verbs might be the most confusing part. Why is “told” the p

  • 05:43 Is there any truth to the King Arthur legends? - Alan Lupack

    Is there any truth to the King Arthur legends? - Alan Lupack

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-there-any-truth-to-the-king-arthur-legends-alan-lupack King Arthur has risen again and again in our collective imagination, along with his retinue of

  • 13:53 Five Wordy Stories to Satisfy Your Inner Linguist

    Five Wordy Stories to Satisfy Your Inner Linguist

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    In this reel, word is the word … in 32 languages, on Scrabble tiles and at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculi

  • 05:31 Why should you read "One Hundred Years of Solitude"? - Francisco Díez-Buzo

    Why should you read "One Hundred Years of Solitude"? - Francisco Díez-Buzo

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    Download a free audiobook version of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://adbl.co/2LHl4XM Check out our full book recommendation: http://bit.ly/2PgPKS6 View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-

  • 03:20 What are Pronouns?

    What are Pronouns?

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    This video teaches what pronouns are, how they reduce repetition in writing, and the three rules of pronoun-antecedent agreement. Check out all the educational videos from Flocabulary, often called the "Schoolhouse Rock" of the 21st Century, at http://flo

  • 01:44 Three Word Puzzles

    Three Word Puzzles

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    Three puzzles will test your word power with the English language. SUBSCRIBE NOW http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CuriosityShow CONNECT WITH CURIOSITY Facebook ➤ http://www.facebook.com/CuriosityShow Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/Curios

  • 02:16 Shape of Words

    Shape of Words

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    Deane and Rob explore the overall shape of words in the English language, and leave the viewers with a challenge. SUBSCRIBE NOW http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CuriosityShow CONNECT WITH CURIOSITY Facebook ➤ http://www.facebook.com/Cur

  • 01:30 Palindromes

    Palindromes

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    Deane and Rob hunt for the longest palindrome. Can you do better? SUBSCRIBE NOW http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CuriosityShow CONNECT WITH CURIOSITY Facebook ➤ http://www.facebook.com/CuriosityShow Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/Curiosi

  • 01:35 Mysterious Secret Words

    Mysterious Secret Words

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    Deane presents a long list of words which appear to have nothing in common. But those words do hold a secret. Can you solve the puzzle? SUBSCRIBE NOW http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CuriosityShow CONNECT WITH CURIOSITY Facebook ➤ http:

  • 06:23 Top 5 Sci-Fi Predictions That Have Became Reality | Vlog #39 by HooplakidzLab

    Top 5 Sci-Fi Predictions That Have Became Reality | Vlog #39 by HooplakidzLab

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    I have come across some Science Fiction Predictions that have become reality however here I am presenting it to you my most favorite Sci-Fi Predictions. Do share your thoughts in the comment section down below. Subscribe HooplakidzLab: http://bit.ly/1V77I

  • 03:35 This Man Can Pronounce Every Word in the Dictionary

    This Man Can Pronounce Every Word in the Dictionary

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    Pop quiz. Try pronouncing the following. Ready? Go. Elucubrate. Smaragdine. Scherenschnitte. Head scratchers, huh? Not for Jacques Bailly. As the official pronouncer of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, he can tackle any word thrown at him. He started hi

  • 05:12 Why is Aristophanes called "The Father of Comedy"? - Mark Robinson

    Why is Aristophanes called "The Father of Comedy"? - Mark Robinson

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    Learn more about TED's Student Talks program here: http://bit.ly/2MUY1KK View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-aristophanes-called-the-father-of-comedy-mark-robinson Aristophanes, often referred to as the Father of Comedy, wrote the world’s

  • 04:06 What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?

    What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?

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    Learn more about Aaron Alon's music, writing, and films at aaronalon.com.

  • 02:10 Who invented Emojis?  | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Who invented Emojis? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    Have you ever been texting your friends and wondered: who invented emojis?? Welcome to COLOSSAL QUESTIONS, the show that answers all of life's most pressing questions! → Credits ← Narrated by: Matt Schneck Written & Directed by: Matt Levy Edited & Animate

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  • 02:32 The Similarity Trap

    The Similarity Trap

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    Try Squarespace for free: http://squarespace.com/MinuteEarth And subscribe to MinuteEarth! http://goo.gl/EpIDGd As we try to figure out the evolutionary trees for languages and species, we sometimes get led astray by similar but unrelated words and traits

  • 03:05 Why You Shouldn't Give Ginger To Monkeys (and other animal sayings)

    Why You Shouldn't Give Ginger To Monkeys (and other animal sayings)

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    Learn new skills from this video’s sponsor, Skillshare: http://skl.sh/minuteearth4 Humans from different cultures anthropomorphize different animals to represent the same human traits. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth

  • 03:52 How one typeface took over movie posters

    How one typeface took over movie posters

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    Why Hollywood kept using Trajan. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For the past 25 years, one typeface has dominated Hollywood typography: Trajan. It’s everywhere, from Shakespearean epic classics like Titus to gory modern flicks like The Hum

  • 06:31 How to Improve Your Handwriting | Plan With Me

    How to Improve Your Handwriting | Plan With Me

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    Editor Noelle teaches you how to improve your handwriting to make your bullet journal the best it can be! ♥ Subscribe to Seventeen! http://bit.ly/SUBToSEVENTEEN ♥ ♥ Follow Seventeen ♥ http://instagram.com/seventeen https://twit

  • 01:50 Evolution of Music on Piano

    Evolution of Music on Piano

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    The Evolution of Music on Piano! From the baroque to the present day, the music evolution It's a worldwide phenomenon! Instagram: http://goo.gl/9FAFP5 - Facebook: http://goo.gl/YZyQPu - Twitter: http://goo.gl/x5V4kf

  • 04:34 This Map Shows Where American Accents Come From

    This Map Shows Where American Accents Come From

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    When you're traveling to another part of the US than you're originally from, it might be surprising to hear how different the locals sound. For instance, a New Yorker will likely speak the same English language in a completely different accent from a nati

  • 02:22 Science Of Why People Hate The Word 'Moist'

    Science Of Why People Hate The Word 'Moist'

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    Moist is one of the most disliked words in the world. People compare hearing the word moist to hearing nails on a chalkboard. What is it about this word that causes people to have such a strong reaction? Tech Insider tells you all you need to know about t

  • 02:08 Readings in Old and Middle English

    Readings in Old and Middle English

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    MIT 21L.705 Major Authors: Old English and Beowulf, Spring 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/21L-705S14 Instructor: Arthur Bahr MIT associate professor Arthur Bahr reads a short excerpt of Beowulf in Old English and Sir Gawayne and the Gre

  • 04:05 Mapping How Americans Talk - Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke

    Mapping How Americans Talk - Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke

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    What's your general term for a sweetened carbonated beverage? What word or words do you use to address a group of two or more people? What do you call it when the rain falls while the sun is shining? Former Harvard professor Bert Vaux asked tens of thousa

  • 03:01 The SHOCKING Meaning of Row Row Row Your Boat

    The SHOCKING Meaning of Row Row Row Your Boat

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    Mind=Blown. Who knew a little nursery rhyme could be so deep? Row, Row, Row your boat is something we sing to our children all the time but are we taking the words to heart? Find out the true meaning of this loved tune and use it to change your perspectiv

  • 16:30 The Stratford Heist - Staging a false play in front of Shakespeare's gravestone to find a treasure.

    The Stratford Heist - Staging a false play in front of Shakespeare's gravestone to find a treasure.

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    A man staged a false play in front of Shakespeare's gravestone in order to scan it with penetrating RADAR to confirm his suspicion it had a cavity with hidden works, a theory he put together from cryptic clues left by the altar. His RADAR confirmed the ca

  • 05:18 The myth of Thor's journey to the land of giants - Scott A. Mellor

    The myth of Thor's journey to the land of giants - Scott A. Mellor

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    Download a free audiobook and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: http://adbl.co/2om4O4Q Check out Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology": http://bit.ly/2opZptA View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-thor-s-journey-to-the-land-of-giants-scott-a

  • 02:39 Meet the Couple Building a Literary Empire

    Meet the Couple Building a Literary Empire

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    Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman first met as teenagers in Flint, Michigan, while living in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the country. Soon, they were turning their stories together into books, writing about experiences they didn’t see reflec

  • 04:30 The myth of Arachne  - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Arachne - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-arachne-and-athena-iseult-gillespie From sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and a gaze that converted the b

  • 03:25 Pop Culture Typography

    Pop Culture Typography

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    This reference riddled project has been in the works for almost a year. If you can't quite figure out where something is from, a labelled version of the video is available here: https://youtu.be/SGdnN8W30ho Song: Pop Culture - Madeon Animation: Isaac Moor

  • 03:18 How Do You Actually Understand Language?

    How Do You Actually Understand Language?

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    Language is fascinating, but how do we really understand it? Check Out Reina Scully's Channel! ►► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtWdodDSWt8 Subscribe: https://bit.ly/SubLifeNoggin | Get your exclusive Life Noggin merch: http://keeponthinking.co Support

  • 03:32 Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley

    Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/become-a-slam-poet-in-five-steps-gayle-danley With enough passion and practice, becoming a slam poet is within your reach. Explore a distant memory on paper, then read it out loud. Edit. Try reading it out loud

  • 04:19 Making sense of spelling - Gina Cooke

    Making sense of spelling - Gina Cooke

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/making-sense-of-spelling-gina-cooke What can spelling tell us about relationships between words? While spelling may sometimes seem random or unexpected, this lesson illuminates how peeling back the layers of spe

  • 05:05 Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) - Helen Sword

    Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) - Helen Sword

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/beware-of-nominalizations-aka-zombie-nouns-helen-sword Few mistakes sour good writing like nominalizations, or, as Helen Sword likes to call them, zombie nouns. Zombie nouns transform simple and straightforward

  • 05:11 How audiobooks are recorded

    How audiobooks are recorded

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    An audiobook narrator explains her process – and reads our writing. Check out other Vox Almanac videos here: http://bit.ly/2DkcQou Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAj

  • 03:50 The myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-oisin-and-the-land-of-eternal-youth-iseult-gillespie In a typical hero’s journey, the protagonist sets out on an adventure, undergoes great

  • 05:00 A Language Made Of Music

    A Language Made Of Music

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    Today's guest is 12tone! Go subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUtqcDkzw7bisadh6AOx5w - and here's their video about the Imperial March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA36-mQEYwk Solresol is a language, invented out of whole cloth by Jean-Fran

  • 04:41 The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - Brendan Pelsue

    The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - Brendan Pelsue

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-tragic-myth-of-orpheus-and-eurydice-brendan-pelsue The marriage of Orpheus, the greatest of all poets and musicians, to Eurydice, a wood nymph, was

  • 06:57 Electric Vocabulary

    Electric Vocabulary

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    We all know the words around electricity, "charge," "positive," "battery", and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena. Lesson by James Sheils, animation b

  • 04:34 What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

    What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-a-hero-matthew-winkler What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes?

  • 04:32 Sign Language Isn't Universal

    Sign Language Isn't Universal

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    This week's guest is Rikki Poynter! Go subscribe to her vlog: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7wVohIwd66b95xyuw7DFQ -- and if subtitles aren't on automatically here, you can turn them on in your device settings! There isn't one universal sign language

  • 05:17 Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-charles-dickens-iseult-gillespie The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered we

  • 02:40 Wet Book Rescue

    Wet Book Rescue

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    How to rescue a book that has been water damaged. UPDATE: Music had to be changed due to copyright reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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  • 08:17 How Would We Communicate with Alien Life? - with Carl Sagan

    How Would We Communicate with Alien Life? - with Carl Sagan

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    If life exists elsewhere in the Universe, would we be able to communicate with it? In this clip from the 1977 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "The planets", Carl Sagan demonstrates how we could send a signal that would make sense to intelligent beings that have evolve

  • 10:15 How To Draw Mary And Joseph - Nativity

    How To Draw Mary And Joseph - Nativity

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    Yesterday, Austin and I learned how to draw baby Jesus in a manger. So today, Hadley and I are learning how to draw Mary and Joseph! When doing this lesson you could leave extra space between Mary and Joseph so that you have room to draw baby Jesus after.

  • 02:46 Batman's Village of Fools: Gotham, England

    Batman's Village of Fools: Gotham, England

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    There's a link from a 13th century legend, to a 16th century insult book, to a 19th century writer, to a 20th century comic book hero. And it starts in a small village near Nottingham, in the time of Robin Hood. Here's why Batman comes from Gotham City. (

  • 03:11 Sign Language in a Mirror - with Charles Stirling

    Sign Language in a Mirror - with Charles Stirling

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    Is sign language left or right handed? Can it be mirrored without losing its message? Charles Stirling seeks answers to these questions in the 1992 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Our World Through the Looking Glass". Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.

  • 03:53 How to Speak Backwards - with Eric Laithwaite

    How to Speak Backwards - with Eric Laithwaite

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    When looking into a mirror, you see a likeness of yourself, but it is not you. Would you be able to communicate with your mirror double? Eric Laithwaite attempts speaking backwards as an option. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscR

  • 02:11 Mimicry vs Language - with Sir David Attenborough

    Mimicry vs Language - with Sir David Attenborough

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    Some animals have the physical equipment to mimic human speech, but that doesn’t mean they have the brain to understand human language. In this clip from ‘The language of animals’ (1973) Sir David Attenborough chats with a greater Indian hill myna. Subscr

  • 02:57 The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

    The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

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    This short animated film illustrates the fable in which the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it comes to making a man remove his coat. Directed by Les Drew & Rhoda Leyer - 1972

  • 01:31 Houston's 'We Have a Problem' Problem

    Houston's 'We Have a Problem' Problem

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    The often misquoted line from Apollo 13 astronauts--"Houston, we've had a problem"--comes up a lot in everyday life, and that annoys a lot of Houstonians. Photo: NASA Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street

  • 02:12 How Bill Gates reads books

    How Bill Gates reads books

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    Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about one a week. He told us the four things he does to get the most out of his reading. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/r

  • 04:47 The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-prometheus-iseult-gillespie Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. M

  • 11:42 Mythical Mountains: Crash Course World Mythology #33

    Mythical Mountains: Crash Course World Mythology #33

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    Our mythical places series continues, and this week Mike Rugnetta is talking about some stories that revolve around mountains. Mountains loom large in human stories, not least because mountains are, well, large. So ascend with us to the lofty peaks of The

  • 05:10 The Truth About "Elementary, My Dear Watson"

    The Truth About "Elementary, My Dear Watson"

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    If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voice on your GPS and the ever requested Simon Whistler whistling packa

  • 06:35 Why are Buffalo Wings Called That?

    Why are Buffalo Wings Called That?

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    Free monthly data with TunnelBear: http://tunnelbear.com/brainfood If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voic

  • 14:28 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

    1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

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    In which John Green returns for a dystopian new season of Crash Course Literature! We're starting with George Orwell's classic look at the totalitarian state that could be in post-war England. Winston Smith is under the eye of Big Brother, and making us t

  • 04:28 How many verb tenses are there in English? - Anna Ananichuk

    How many verb tenses are there in English? - Anna Ananichuk

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-verb-tenses-are-there-in-english-anna-ananichuk How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems

  • 01:59 The Serial Comma - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    The Serial Comma - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Why don't they call it the Merriam-Webster comma? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:59 How to Read a French Menu - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How to Read a French Menu - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Enjoy some vichyssoise or amuse-bouche without begging pardon for your French. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:03 Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    'Poets laureate'? 'Court-martials'? The curious history of postpositive adjectives in English. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:56 "Mispronunciations" That May Be Fine - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    "Mispronunciations" That May Be Fine - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    "Mischievous," "nuclear," and other words to pronounce with caution. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:59 How a Word Gets into the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How a Word Gets into the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    What our editors are looking for when they choose words for Merriam-Webster's. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:05 Gourmet - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Gourmet - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Labels for foodies: the difference between "gourmet," "gourmand," and "epicure." See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:32 Than & Then - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Than & Then - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    When to use "than" and when to use "then," and when those rules get tricky. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:57 Soop vs. Soup - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Soop vs. Soup - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Noah Webster: the man who changed the way we spell... up to a point. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:53 Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    An old-fashioned rule we can no longer put up with. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:52 Who vs. Whom - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Who vs. Whom - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Good news for those who feel stuffy saying "whom." See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:01 Penultimate - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Penultimate - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster Editor at Large, explains the meaning of penultimate. For more videos, visit http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

  • 02:05 Fewer vs Less - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Fewer vs Less - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    More uses for commas | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, discuss tag questions, yes and no statements, and direct address -- all situations where the comma is super useful. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/v/c

  • 03:00 Commas in dialogue | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Commas in dialogue | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    “Today we’re going to talk about using commas in dialogue,” said David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/commas-in-dialogue?utm_so

  • 03:00 Appositives | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Appositives | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, cover appositives and how to use commas along with them. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/appositives?utm_source=YT&utm_med

  • 03:43 BONUS: The Oxford comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    BONUS: The Oxford comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    / 98 views

    David and Paige tackle the great comma debate of our time: Oxford comma or no Oxford comma? Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/v/appositives-the-comma-punctuation-khan-academy?utm_source=YT&utm

  • 04:50 Introduction to the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Introduction to the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 121 views

    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, introduce a new piece of punctuation: the apostrophe! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-comma/e/introduction-to-the-apostrophe Watch the next lesson: https://www.k

  • 03:36 Introduction to contractions | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Introduction to contractions | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Apostrophes are great at standing in for missing letters, allowing us to shorten words. Paige and David discuss contractions and the Principle of Least Effort. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-apostrophe/e/

  • 03:45 Introduction to the possessive | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Introduction to the possessive | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 116 views

    Apostrophes can help show when something belongs to someone. Paige and David explain how! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-apostrophe/e/introduction-to-the-possessive-case Watch the next lesson: https://www

  • 01:51 Possession for words ending in “s” | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Possession for words ending in “s” | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 98 views

    Do words that end in "s" still need _'s_ to show possession? David and Paige explain! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-apostrophe/e/introduction-to-the-possessive-case Watch the next lesson: https://www.kha

  • 04:11 Advanced (plural) possession | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Advanced (plural) possession | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 105 views

    Paige and David talk about using apostrophes to show that something belongs to multiple people. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-apostrophe/e/advanved--plural--possesion Watch

  • 02:51 Apostrophes and plurals | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Apostrophes and plurals | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 92 views

    There is *one* extremely rare case in which we use apostrophes to make things plural. David and Paige, KA's resident grammarians, discuss this unusual case. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/p

  • 02:31 Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 92 views

    David and Paige explain the meaning of two English words that look and sound very similar but act very different: _its_ and _it's_. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-apostrophe

  • 05:40 BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 96 views

    The apostrophe has a bizarre history, including being the name for something that's not really related to grammar at all. David, Paige, and special guest Jake explain. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-a

  • 10:57 BONUS: History of the possessive apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    BONUS: History of the possessive apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 112 views

    David, Paige, and Jake cover the fascinating history of the possessive apostrophe. Stay tuned for this bonus video! Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-apostrophe/v/bonus-history-of-the-ap

  • 04:18 How to use italics and underlines | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    How to use italics and underlines | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 102 views

    Learn how to use italics and underlines when writing the titles of works or when emphasizing a particular word or phrase. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/italics--underlines--and-qu

  • 03:13 Using quotation marks in titles | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Using quotation marks in titles | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 83 views

    Learn how to use quotation marks to title things like poems, songs, and episodes of TV shows. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/italics--underlines--and-quotes/ Watch the next lesson:

  • 06:20 Dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 98 views

    Dashes are like little actors—they can behave like colons, pairs of commas, or parentheses. Learn how to use them in this video! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/introduction-to-the-

  • 04:51 Hyphens vs. dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Hyphens vs. dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 101 views

    Hyphens and dashes look pretty similar, but their uses are very different! Learn when to use each one in this video. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/dashes-and-hyphens Watch the nex

  • 04:09 Parentheses | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Parentheses | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 68 views

    Parentheses set off extra information (such as a writer's remarks, an interruption, or a reference) from the rest of a sentence. Learn how to use them in this video! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneo

  • 05:12 Ellipses | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Ellipses | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 99 views

    Ellipses are three little dots that we use to show a pause or that a portion of a quote has been removed. Learn how to use them in this video. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/introd

  • 02:54 BONUS: "FANBOYS," a mnemonic song | Conjunctions | Parts of speech| Khan Academy

    BONUS: "FANBOYS," a mnemonic song | Conjunctions | Parts of speech| Khan Academy

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    FANBOYS" is a mnemonic device you can use to help remember the coordinating conjunctions of English. Team Grammar made this video, figuring that we couldn't very well cover conjunctions without writing a song, now could we? If you're moved to make your ow

  • 04:34 What is a sentence? | Syntax | Khan Academy

    What is a sentence? | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 90 views

    A sentence is a grammatically complete idea. All sentences have a noun or pronoun component called the subject, and a verb part called the predicate. David and Paige explore this division across several different example sentences. Watch the next lesson:

  • 03:32 Three types of sentence | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Three types of sentence | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 123 views

    Three essential types of sentence are declarative sentences (which are statements), interrogative sentences (which are questions), and imperative sentences (which are orders). Join us as we give examples of each! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy rig

  • 02:50 Exclamations | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Exclamations | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 110 views

    An exclamation is a sentence that expresses great emotion! David and Paige covered declarative, interrogative, and imperative sentences; now they tackle a fourth type of sentence that ends in an exclamation mark. Find out more! Watch the next lesson: http

  • 04:29 Simple and compound sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Simple and compound sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 135 views

    A simple sentence contains one independent clause. A compound sentence contains more than one! Put another way: a simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate, but a compound sentence contains more than one subject and more than one predicate. Pract

  • 05:07 Complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 103 views

    Complex sentences are simple sentences with dependent or subordinate clauses added to them. Paige and Rosie explain how to spot them and use them in this video. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/syntax/v/compound-comple

  • 04:14 Compound-complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Compound-complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 134 views

    Compound-complex sentences are compound sentences with dependent or subordinate clauses added to them. Paige and Rosie explain how to spot and use them. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/complex-and-compound-com

  • 04:53 Subject-verb agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subject-verb agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 108 views

    Agreement is the art of making sure that sentence parts agree with one another; you want to make sure that your subjects and verbs match up. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/subject-verb-agreement Watc

  • 04:07 Pronoun-antecedent agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Pronoun-antecedent agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 103 views

    An antecedent is “the thing that came before”. When you use a pronoun, it’s standing in for a word you used previously—that’s the antecedent. Join us as we demonstrate how to make sure that your pronouns and antecedents match up with one another: that’s c

  • 03:48 Recognizing fragments | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Recognizing fragments | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 103 views

    A sentence fragment is a chunk of language that hasn’t made it all the way to being a working sentence; it might be missing a verb, or there might not be a subject. Learn how to turn a fragment into a sentence in this video! Practice this yourself on Khan

  • 04:38 Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 107 views

    A run-on sentence doesn’t separate any of its independent clauses with the punctuation that it needs, and a comma splice incorrectly separates two independent clauses with a comma, instead of a comma-and-coordinating-conjunction. Practice this yourself on

  • 02:34 Subjects and predicates | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subjects and predicates | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 90 views

    A subject is the noun or pronoun-based part of a sentence, and a predicate is the verb-based part that the subject performs. Let’s explore how that works in context. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/id

  • 04:43 Subject, direct object, and indirect object | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subject, direct object, and indirect object | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 99 views

    A subject is the noun phrase that drives the action of a sentence; in the sentence “Jake ate cereal,” Jake is the subject. The direct object is the thing that the subject acts upon, so in that last sentence, “cereal” is the direct object; it’s the thing J

  • 04:19 Dangling modifiers | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Dangling modifiers | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 124 views

    A modifying word or phrase “dangles” when it doesn’t apply to the word it’s supposed to modify. Learn how to spot and fix this problem! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/dangling-modifiers/ Watch the ne

  • 05:57 Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 107 views

    A phrase is any collection of words that behaves like a part of speech, like a noun phrase (“my brother Stu”), an adjectival phrase (“in a different shade of blue”), or an adverbial phrase (“with elegance and tact”). A clause is any noun phrase plus a ver

  • 07:04 Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 147 views

    Independent clauses can stand on their own as sentences, but dependent clauses can’t. We’ll take a closer look at what this means. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/dependent-and-independent-clauses Wat

  • 04:44 Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 107 views

    A relative pronoun is a word like “that” or “which” or “who”, so a relative clause is a clause that begins with a relative pronoun. In the sentence “The dragon who breathed blue fire has retired,” “who breathed blue fire” is a relative clause. Learn more

  • 05:05 Parallel structure | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Parallel structure | Syntax | Khan Academy

    / 107 views

    Parallel structure isn’t a set rule, but more of a stylistic choice: it helps sentence elements maintain a pattern. This is a very special episode because it’s Paige’s last video with us as a KA intern! We will miss having Paige as a contributor to the Gr

  • 03:19 To, two, and too | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    To, two, and too | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    / 96 views

    Another troublesome triad, "to", "two", and "too". Let's set these frequently-confused words straight!

  • 08:14 The scale of formality | Style | Grammar

    The scale of formality | Style | Grammar

    / 107 views

    How formal or informal should you be when you write or speak? Let's dive into that!

  • 07:58 Irony | Style | Grammar

    Irony | Style | Grammar

    / 89 views

    Irony, puns, and sarcasm are some of the toughest concepts in English. This video attempts to explain all three.

  • 06:11 Bare/bear, allowed/aloud, advice/advise, break/brake | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    Bare/bear, allowed/aloud, advice/advise, break/brake | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    / 104 views

    Learn to tell the differences between these eight frequently-confused words!

  • 05:43 Under- and overstatement | Style | Grammar

    Under- and overstatement | Style | Grammar

    / 100 views

    This is, bar none, the greatest video Khan Academy has ever made, although I may be slightly overstating that. Learn how to master this style by following along.

  • 03:21 There, their, and they're | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    There, their, and they're | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    / 80 views

    This is one of the most frequently-confused trios in the English language. Follow along, and learn to suss out the differences between these three words.

  • 07:12 Less versus fewer | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    Less versus fewer | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    / 101 views

    How do you know when to use "less" or "fewer" when describing the quantity or amount of things?

  • 06:21 Alliteration, Assonance, and Onomatopoeia | Style | Grammar

    Alliteration, Assonance, and Onomatopoeia | Style | Grammar

    / 121 views

    This video will teach you all about the different ways you can use the sound of words for effect. Alliteration is when you use a bunch of similar consonants in a row; assonance is when you use a bunch of similar vowel sounds in a row; onomatopoeia is basi

  • 04:18 Affect and effect | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    Affect and effect | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    / 101 views

    TL;DW: affect's a verb and effect's a noun. But there's a little more to it than that.

  • 09:36 Where Did the Expression The Big Cheese Come From?

    Where Did the Expression The Big Cheese Come From?

    / 105 views

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  • 06:47 Why Do We Call Parents Mom and Dad Instead of Their Names?

    Why Do We Call Parents Mom and Dad Instead of Their Names?

    / 103 views

    If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voice on your GPS and the ever requested Simon Whistler whistling packa

  • 02:07 Why Do Dinosaur Names End in Saurus?

    Why Do Dinosaur Names End in Saurus?

    / 180 views

    If you’ve ever been to a museum and checked out dinosaur fossils, you may have noticed that many dinosaur names end with saurus such as Stegosaurus, Allosaurus and the infamous Tyrannosaurus. Want to learn more about dinosaurs? http://kids.nationalgeograp

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