A girl in the 14th century was named "Diot Coke"

George Redmonds believes Coke was a version of "Cook" and "Diot" was a diminutive of the then-common name Dionisia, the modern-day name Denise.

Diot Coke was born in 1379 in West Riding, Yorkshire. t.co/40OzHQOjJo #linguistics

I hate it when websites use 'letters' to mean 'Latin letters', don't do this please

Nutzt jemand hier eigentlich Diaspora? Wenn ja, gibt es da auch eine coole saarländische Plattform, so wie social.saarland für Mastodon?

Like many Canadians, I grew up pronouncing Mario (from Super Mario Brothers) as “merry-oh”, and I think that’s kind of special.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a firefox extension that functions as a dictionary (for Spanish and French)? I have WordReference on, but I find it useless because it just searches the language of what I had last been looking up, so at least 50% of the time, it's telling me there's no result (in French) when it's a Spanish word.

Why is the plural for "house" houses and not hice?

Seems like a good time to ask... Why is colonel pronounced like that. Who did that

For a hot minute I thought that Mastodon finally supports i18n'ed Toots, but it's just the translation functionality of Fedilab.

This is still one of my pet peeves with the fediverse — I'd love to annotate Toots with their respective language, so I could start tooting on German and English in parallel.
peertube.fedilab.app/videos/wa

I live in a foreign country but most of my friends and acquaintances speaks or are learning my native language. I'm always happy to help but on the other hand it's starting to seriously impact my own language learning. 😕

in USian english, when we give a job to a cow we start calling it an ox.

are there any other domesticated animals we call differently once we force them to labor on our behalf?

« If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world »

– Noam Chomsky

Translate Shell (formerly Google Translate CLI) is a command-line translator powered by Google Translate (default), Bing Translator, Yandex.Translate, and Apertium. It gives you easy access to one of these translation engines in your terminal.

soimort.org/translate-shell/

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