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“ Pretend not to like the word “wicked.” Elsewhere, people have meaningless slang like “eh” and “hella,” so no one’s gotta single out “wicked.” That’s like going out of your way to visit P-town (Provincetown is at the tip of Cape Cod, if you didn’t know), then whining that it’s too damn gay. ”

—    How to piss off a Masshole.  Do you know about this term?  It’s used to describe someone who lives in Massachusetts.  Awesome!

“ 4. Siletz Dee-ni — In Oregon, the language Siletz Dee-ni used to be spoken by many natives, but now only one fluent speaker remains. At the Siletz Valley School, children are taught in the language twice a week in an effort to preserve it, according to this Huffington Post article. ”

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10 languages on the brink of extinction

Majorly interesting for those who are into linguistics and culture.

“ Say that basketball is a lame sport. For you, basketball is just a game. But for Lithuania, it means far more, particularly since the summer of 1992, when the Lithuanian team took the Barcelona Olympics by storm, bringing home the bronze medal just when our nation needed it the most. Basketball has since provided inspiration and become a symbol of our freedom. ”

“ Tell us we’re located in China. 70% of the current Singaporean population is ethnically Chinese, but that doesn’t mean we are actually China, or located anywhere near it for that matter. True, most of our ancestors hailed from various parts of China, but they traversed hell and high ocean to get to where we are — a little island on the southern tip of Malaysia in Southeast Asia — so have some respect for that. For the record, we’re an independent country, small as we may be. ”

Dialogue of 5 travelers on their first night in Rome

TITLE CARD:

Conversations of 5 Travelers on Their First Night in… Rome.

Fade in:

Int. Hostel common area — night

BLAISE is pouring wine for KEIRA, CELESTE, LUCAS, and TOM.

BLAISE

Now, this wine is from Colline di Levanto in the Liguria region of Italy.

LOWER THIRD: Blaise (The Know-It-All)

LUCAS

Look man, I don’t care if it’s from a toilet bowl. If I drink a lot of it, will I get drunk?

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