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Language Is a Virus: How Loanwords Move the World’s Tongues
There are an estimated 6,700 to 6,900 languages in the world today, and they drift through the air like a meteorological echo — Hello! Hallo! Allô! — a roll of thunder or a set of bird calls off in the corner of the ear and the eye. And accompanying every tongue are loanwords, or, rather, lehnwerts, the tin-eared telephone line tossed from house to house, the improvised bridge of a tree knocked across a river’s expanse, or, more prosaically, words one “borrows” from one language into another. Loanwords explain how and why English speakers can say things like Frankfurter, pretzel, hinterland, dreck, or kaput without their conversational co-conspirator batting an eye.

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Language Is a Virus: How Loanwords Move the World’s Tongues

There are an estimated 6,700 to 6,900 languages in the world today, and they drift through the air like a meteorological echo — Hello! Hallo! Allô! — a roll of thunder or a set of bird calls off in the corner of the ear and the eye. And accompanying every tongue are loanwords, or, rather, lehnwerts, the tin-eared telephone line tossed from house to house, the improvised bridge of a tree knocked across a river’s expanse, or, more prosaically, words one “borrows” from one language into another. Loanwords explain how and why English speakers can say things like Frankfurter, pretzel, hinterland, dreck, or kaput without their conversational co-conspirator batting an eye.

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Grand Theft Mario
Co-starring Luigi as Roman, and “ghost-catching” as “bowling.”

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Grand Theft Mario

Co-starring Luigi as Roman, and “ghost-catching” as “bowling.”


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Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Chrono Trigger – The Bygone Bureau

As a kid, I projected myself into videogames. It was easy, especially when I played as some nameless character. And when playing an RPG, I could rename the characters when the option presented itself. In Chrono Trigger, I was always Crono. His best friend, Lucca, was renamed after Darlene, a girl that’s been my closest friend since I was 8 . Robo, Frog, Ayla, and Magus have had an array of names over the years — always people closest to me.

thisistheverge:

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Chrono Trigger – The Bygone Bureau

As a kid, I projected myself into videogames. It was easy, especially when I played as some nameless character. And when playing an RPG, I could rename the characters when the option presented itself. In Chrono Trigger, I was always Crono. His best friend, Lucca, was renamed after Darlene, a girl that’s been my closest friend since I was 8 . Robo, Frog, Ayla, and Magus have had an array of names over the years — always people closest to me.

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“Arkham Asylum Writer Not Returning for Next Game”
The writer for both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, Paul Dini, revealed via his Twitter that he will not be returning for what Variety said would be a Silver age prequel. 
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“Arkham Asylum Writer Not Returning for Next Game”

The writer for both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, Paul Dini, revealed via his Twitter that he will not be returning for what Variety said would be a Silver age prequel. 

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(Even More) Video Game Bows by Crashedhope Design on Etsy.

(via: saveroomminibar)


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Haiku Game Review: Bioshock 2
You’re back in RaptureBut now you’re a Big DaddyFucking Big Sisters 

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Haiku Game ReviewBioshock 2

You’re back in Rapture
But now you’re a Big Daddy
Fucking Big Sisters 


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Some of VGN staff had the great opportunity to go to AFO today! Thanks to some off-staff friends (Maggie and Kevin) we were able to get some fun photos!

Check them all out on VGN’s official Facebook!


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Dorkly .GIF of the Day: Skateboard vs. Bicycle? Bicycle wins.
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Dorkly .GIF of the Day: Skateboard vs. Bicycle? Bicycle wins.

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Slender: Source Officially In Development
If you’ve already played Slender, prepare for more content, more collectibles, and more scares. You may even be able to play with a friend or two, trying to escape the frightening Slender Man. You’ll still be collecting journal pages, but you’ll also be looking for porcelain dolls scattered about. And now, the further you stray from your partner, the more likely you are to be abducted.
The release of the Half-Life 2 mod isn’t slated until around February or March of 2013, but when it drops, be on the lookout.

videogamenostalgia:

Slender: Source Officially In Development

If you’ve already played Slender, prepare for more content, more collectibles, and more scares. You may even be able to play with a friend or two, trying to escape the frightening Slender Man. You’ll still be collecting journal pages, but you’ll also be looking for porcelain dolls scattered about. And now, the further you stray from your partner, the more likely you are to be abducted.

The release of the Half-Life 2 mod isn’t slated until around February or March of 2013, but when it drops, be on the lookout.