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Most diverse: Paupau New Guinea, Indonesia, and Nigeria
Least diverse: North Korea, Haiti, Isle of Man
Many countries are home to hundreds of languages, sometimes despite having very small populations
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My personal favorite: "Veedubbing - To manipulate data to your benefit; has its origins in Volkswagen scandal." And I'll admit I've been known to be guilty of "nerdjacking"...

Photobomb and emoji may be familiar to many but what about lumbersexual and lawnmower parent? Language expert David Astle explains the meanings of quirky words in the English language.
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Just don't try speaking it yourself, or they'll be like, "Bye, Felicia!".
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Most people laugh when they hear their own language in this mix. After making these videos, this 19 year-old from Finland was hired to create a new alien language for Star Wars. She's also just signed to sing for Columbia Records. Oh, and here's Part 2: https://youtu.be/vhccAx-2KJ8
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Che figata! You'll be shocked — shocked — to learn most Italian expressions involved food.
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Sweden tops the list in Europe, Singapore outside Europe. 
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DUMBWALKING: Walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you, because you are consulting a smartphone,
NERD POWER: Heat generated by computers and used, for example, to warm a house,
SPREADSHEET PARENTING: The practice of over-scheduling your offspring's life and activities,
and other 2015 neologisms:
One of the year's newest neologisms included 'dumbwalking' - walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone (file photo)
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"Silicon Valley, where engineers call a girlfriend's request for communication responsiveness an SLA. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-level_agreement "

---RT @jenny8lee
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Laughed myself to tears watching this video. PSY does it again.
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"To arms, citizens!" The bloodthirsty lyrics of a bygone era...except maybe not so much bygone. 
The French national anthem, La Marseillaise, was penned by army engineer Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle during the French revolutionary wars in 1792. It was originally written as a marching song and the lyrics can only be described as bloodthirsty. The anthem evokes brutal images of cutting the throats of the enemy and “watering” the fields with their “impure” blood.
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Startup guy. Nonprofit volunteer. SRI/impact investor. 
Language tech geek. Ham radio dude.

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IMUG - the International Multilingual User Group

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@i18n_mug (GILT industry) 
@joekatz (personal/political)

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pinyinjoe.com (user-friendly Chinese input setup help)
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Don't you think there should be a "Places traveled" section too? Mine: London, Thames Valley, Glasgow, Cork, 香港, 澳門, 广州, 西安, 上海, 深圳, 東京 (Tokyo), 大阪 (Osaka), 奈良 (Nara), Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, 台北, 台中, 花蓮/太魯閣, Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Hørsholm, Helsingør, Malmö, Nassau and over half the US states. And btw I hate traveling.
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