Random: Facebook Added 50 New Gender Options!

Since it's conception, social networking site Facebook has only allowed users to choose between 2 genders: male and female. However, this week, they changed that by adding over 50 new gender options. Check the video below to see the difference between sex and gender.

What do you think about this Facebook update? :)


Smileys and Emoticons

A smiley is a sequence of characters on your computer keyboard. If you don't see it, try tilting your head to the left -- the colon is the eyes, the dash represents the nose and the right parenthesis is the mouth. Smileys usually follow after the punctuation, or in place of the punctuation, at the end of a sentence ;-) A smiley tells someone what you really mean when you make an offhand remark. They're also called emoticons because they are "icons" which convey "emotion."

New generations of smileys continue to appear on the scene and NetLingo keeps tracking them down. The so-called "modern smileys" (which look like graphical smileys) are known as emojis. There are also straight-on smileys which are considered another form of ASCII ART because you do not tilt your head but rather look at it straight on, such as @(*0*)@ for a Koala and {=^;^=} for a cat. 

See more at: http://www.netlingo.com/smileys.php#sthash.qNv13peV.dpuf

Check out this video below by DNews on Youtube


A video: Things To Avoid When Learning a Foreign Language

When learning a second language, don't think about home; don't even think about your friends or family. Watch the video why! :) Happy Learning! :)

Video by: DNews on Youtube



20 Cool facts about English

  1. The most common letter in English is "e".
  2. The most common vowel in English is "e", followed by "a".
  3. The most common consonant in English is "r", followed by "t".
  4. Every syllable in English must have a vowel (sound). Not all syllables have consonants. 
  5. Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".


British Slang vs. American Slang "The Ellen Show"

It's Hugh Laurie from the TV series "House" and Ellen Degeneres playing an exciting game of American slang versus English slang -- and the game was bloody brilliant! Enjoy watching! :)



Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same in both directions.

Here are a few good ones:


And here are the best ones:



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