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Catboarding

A cat in a box riding a skateboard (because it can).

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Honest hand dryer

Regarding number 2, I have yet to receive bacon from a hand dryer.

source: Doghouse Diaries

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Weird pub names in Britain

In the UK, pub names are used to identify and differentiate each public house (present day bars). Many public houses are centuries old, and many of their early customers were unable to read, but could recognize pictorial signs. Some modern pub names are intended as a marketing ploy or an attempt to create “brand awareness”, frequently using a comic theme thought to be memorable. This leads to some questionable “creatvity”.

Behold, the “23 Weirdest Pub Names In Britain

source: Buzzfeed

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Skwerl

This film is titled “Skwerl” and it is done in fake English – what English sounds like to non-English speakers. I have only picked up on a few actual English words in it – “sure”, “today” and “why” – otherwise, no worries if you don’t understand what they are saying.

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Cartography of Kitchenware

source: Pop Chart Lab (larger, zoomable version available)

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A graphic lesson in vegetables

Pop Chart Lab has designed the most extensive mapping of vegetables ever. Perfect for English speaking herbivores everywhere. Poster available for purchase for those of you looking to decorate your kitchen and extend your food vocabulary.

source: Pop Chart Lab (larger, zoomable version)

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3 days ago

Cyntactic

Last minute prep a couple hours ago. I’m done. They clapped. Someone said to me afterwards that I was ’marvelous’. Even if nobody else thought so, that’s a possibly singular adjective I can cuddle up with when I get home. ...

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4 days ago

Cyntactic

Today, there is a stage. Tomorrow, there will be a headset microphone...and 200ish people listening to me babble on about something for about an hour. ...

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5 days ago

Cyntactic

”I was made for lovin” this KISS pinball machine at EA Games today. Job perk no. 32. ...

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2 weeks ago

Cyntactic

I'm currently putting together a four-day English course on concrete. CONCRETE. FOUR DAYS. Have I made it clear to you that this is 24 teaching hours all about CONCRETE? Cyntactic - here to address ALL of your English language needs. ...

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2 weeks ago

Cyntactic

This guy should have brought a sleeping bag.Han lär få vänta...
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