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10 More Words That You'€™ve Probably Been Misusing

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article titled 10 Words You'€™ve Probably Been Misusing that a very surprising number of you seemed to enjoy. Because you can only write so much in an Internet article before people get distracted, I had to limit the original piece to a mere ten words. Luckily, today is a new day, and this is a new post, so behold! Ten MORE words. 

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Can These Cute Flashcards Make Learning Chinese a Snap? | Wired Design | Wired.com

ShaoLan Hsueh believes the Chinese language can work like Lego bricks, and created a visual system for mastering the basics.

I’m a visual learner and this makes me very happy. ^_^ 

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forbes.com
Which Grammar Mistakes Will Keep You From Getting A Good Job?

You don’t realize it, but you’re both a grammar snob and a grammar slob. Sure, you roll your eyes at those fools who use language more sloppily than you do, but you also get annoyed at those uptight prudes who judge you for being sloppy with your own punctuation.

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Q: Is it possible to sound like a native speaker?

A: Practice, practice, practice! 

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Microsoft Is Teaching Kinect to Understand Sign Language [VIDEO]

Microsoft Research Asia says they have tested ways the Microsoft Kinect device could translate sign language and help individuals who are deaf communicate.

“While it is still a research project, we ultimately hope this work can provide a daily interaction tool to bridge the gap between the hearing and the deaf and hard of hearing in the near future.”