And why say ‘I don’t see that here’ instead of ‘no’?
Source: What is a Spelling Bee Pronouncer? | Merriam-Webster
We’ve had spelling bees for much longer than we’ve had the term ‘spelling bee’.
Source: Why is it called a ‘Spelling Bee’? | Merriam-Webster
1 Musical Phonology
This series of 3 videos is AMAZING. The foundations for Lerdahl & Jackendoff’s Generative Theory of Tonal Music (1983) are laid down here. If you’re a musician/linguist, these are *must see* videos – just remember that it was filmed in 1973! -Tep
A new study reports on how musicians communicate during performance and anticipate each other’s moves without saying a word.
Source: Musical Mystery: Researchers Examine Science Behind Performer Movements – Neuroscience News
This animated map shows how early migrants from Africa populated the planet.
Source: This animated video shows 125,000 years of human migration | World Economic Forum
A sign language study helps researchers better understand how the brain processes language.
Source: Human Brain Tunes in to Visual Rhythms in Sign Language – Neuroscience News
Texting and email have inexorably changed the way we communicate laughter, from a simple LOL and its variations to a mischievous mwahahaha.
Source: Laugh and the World Laughs With You. Type ‘Ha,’ Not So Much. – NYTimes.com
Or, Why Pig Meat is Called ‘Pork’ and Cow Meat is Called ‘Beef’
Source: English Words from French: The Norman Conquest (Video) | Merriam-Webster