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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Ten Things of ID and Idiom

Chinese proverb: Women hold up half the sky/BBC
  1. The Chinese are famous for their proverbs, or yànyŭ: words of wisdom gathered from literature or uttered by famous philosophers over the centuries.
  2. Words we always use even though they add no meaning or value to a sentence are called crutch words. “Actually,” “honestly,” and “basically” are commonly used as crutch words.
  3. If you want to have native-like knowledge of English grammar you should ideally start before age 10, say the researchers.
  4. Neuroscientists say it's scientifically proven that dogs do dream.
  5. Secrets revealed by the decoding of the genome map of the rose shows it is more closely related to the strawberry than thought.
  6. On May the first, May Day is a celebration of the summer to come in some countries but the date coincides with International Workers' Day, which has its roots in a labour union movement that advocated an eight-hour working day.
  7. For companies that supply products to Sainsbury's and Asda there is the fear they could suffer a price squeeze when the two grocery chains merge in the UK.
  8. SJ Clarkson is rumoured to become the first woman to direct a Star Trek movie.
  9. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed what he says are "secret nuclear files" proving Iran once covertly pursued nuclear weapons.
  10. Not what it seems: A London-based startup launched a spoof photo site allowing Instagram users to fake their lives, in order to expose how social media is playing havoc with our mental health and self-esteem.

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