If you saw the so-awful-it's-sublime movie 'Showgirls,' you likely remember the scene in which someone compliments Nomi's dress and she says, "Thanks! I bought it at Ver-sayce," completely and embarrassingly butchering the pronunciation of designer label Versace.
If you'd like to recreate that moment for yourself, the YouTube channel Pronunciation Manual is here to "help."
At the Save Our Schools Million Teacher March in Washington DC on July 30th, actor Matt Damon was grilled on his feelings about public school educators. Damon, who attended public school in Boston as a youth and whose own mother is a public school teacher, made some impassioned remarks in defense of teachers.
Dyslexia sufferers have a tough time with basic reading-- the learning disability actually causes those afflicted to view words differently than the rest of us. They sometimes see letters flipped upside down, mirrored or even rearranged within a word.
A new typeface called Dyslexie is trying to change all that. Created by Netherlands designer Christian Boer, it thickens the bottom of some letters and slants others in an effort to make texts easier for dyslexics to read.
Apparently they do high school graduation a little differently in Taichung, Taiwan. Instead of just throwing on 'Pomp and Circumstance' and reading out a list of names, Ming-Dao High principal Albert T. Wang emerges onto a smoke-filled stage dressed in a full Iron Man costume and delivers a speech in not one, but two languages. His message: "Believe in yourself. You are also Iron Man."
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