can you imagine how fucking relieved the french must have been when we reached the year 2000?
they went from having to say “mille neuf cents quatre-vingt-dix-neuf” to just having to say “deux mille” to say the year
"What is it about north and south, east and west? Somebody has to explain to me, because the earth is round."
Marjane Satrapi (via peppermintfeather)
"How do we say @? It’s called a “malpa” in Poland (that’s the word for “monkey” in Polish), a “sobaka” in Russia (the word for “dog” in Russian), and a “papaka” in Greece (the word for “duckling”in Greek). My favourite is one of the names it’s received in Finland: “miukumauku” - Finnish for “miaow-meow”."
A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, Page 64. (via linguaphilioist)