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Futurity
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The suffixes include: -ous, found in words such as hazardous and nervous; -ic, found in words like allergic; -al, such as in the word final; and -y, as in funny. English spelling was well on its way to its modern incarnation, and no single group seems to have played a notable role in the movement of English spelling toward greater consistency, says Aronoff. We show in this article that the system became gradually more consistent over a period of several hundred years, starting before the advent of printers, orthoepists, or dictionary makers, presumably through the simple interaction of the members of the community of spellers, a sort of self-organizing social network, he summarizes. These brain mess-ups can make us bad spellers For each of the suffixes, the authors analyzed a large sample of written English documents dating back close to one thousand years.
Funny Vines
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Daily Mail - USA
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Funny feline Boris was caught on camera by at a shelter in St Petersburg, Russia. The ginger tabby snatched the bread from a nearby table and carried it off to a hiding place.
France 24
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Plymouth Herald
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Friends have rallied around a mum who tragically lost her 26-year-old husband to a heart attack.Lovely and funny Tim Pidgeon was at home with his partner Helen, three-year-old daughter and Helen's two sons when he collapsed in the bathroom before being pronounced dead at hospital.Now, friends of Helen, who has sadly lost her dad, uncle and grandmother in the past three years, have set up a Justgiving page to raise funds for Tim's funeral.Helen, who lives in Cornwood, is still paying...
Techradar
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It's an emu putting on a VR headset! Actually, that's pretty funny. It's flying a jet fighter through the sky and it's a bit sad because it can't fly. The other emus are running alongside it and laughing as it tries to fly. Man, it's been trying to fly all day - how long is the battery on this phone? OH MY DAYS he's actually learned how to fly because he believed! This is unprecedented! Wait, where did he leave the phone and headset he nicked? 16:53 Eom is back on stage again - we're clearly wrapping up here, with no price for the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. That's a bit worrying given we've heard it could be really expensive. WAIT! You can pre-order the phone now, and if you do from 19 April, you'll get the phone on the 20 April (at the earliest) in Europe... a good way to get ahead of the curve. 16:50 DeX does look pretty impressive - and it does work well.
The Sun Daily
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THE art of focus in an age of distraction is becoming difficult to master. At times, I get carried away on the wings of emotion and fancy when life requires me to stick my feet in the mud, keep my eyes on the prize and slog on. Everything today wires us to become distracted beings. We are praised for flinging off adherence to specific codes of behaviour and diving headlong into a sea of fleeting desires and consuming distractions. At the same time, however, there is the pressure to achieve "success", often times defined as becoming a big fish in your field of work, finding a partner, racking up assets or crafting a solid retirement plan. The funny thing is, these goals require focus. But so many of us are distracted. In my younger, less distracted days, I could read three books in a day. I could sit and draw for hours. These days, I can't even digest three chapters of a book without getting up to make a hot drink, have a snack, check my text message, walk around and scroll through Facebook.
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Thomas McMullan Curtis Moldrich 10 min 21 sec ago Games The first Destiny was an enjoyable if humourless affair. While that didn't look set to change based on the tease of the Destiny 2 logo looming over a ruined city, the first proper glimpse of the game hints at the sequel being fun, gun-ho adventure with more than a few funny bones in its skeleton. It starts off in a quiet bar, with android Cayde-6 (voiced by Firefly's Nathan Fillion) spinning a yarn about an attack on the last city on Earth ("It was like an ugly contest where everyone's a winner"). After recounting his story, the bar ends up falling apart, revealing a city at siege – and the Tower on fire. Video of Destiny 2 – “Last CallTeaser [UK] The tone is tongue-in-cheek ("I did a lot of shooting, if I'm being totally honest") and looks to be centred on the proverbial shit hitting the proverbial fan.
Techradar
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Thankfully, Taron Egerton and Colin Firth are having so much fun throughout the rest of the movie, all is nearly forgiven. The sequel to the first Avengers movie is an unwieldy, clunky film that still has sparkle, thanks to Joss Whedon just about holding proceedings together. He's made an impossible task of a movie - that has to combine the original Avengers timeline and the new Avengers - into something watchable and altogether coherent. For those that like explosion, there's plenty to love - as long as you don't mind a heavy dose of exposition to go with it. With a script by word genius William Goldman and George Roy Hill at the helm, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid is a wonderful watch. Paul Newman and Robert Redford ooze screen chemistry as the titular pair and the soundtrack by Burt Bacharach is lovely on the ears. It's funny too - mixing both buddy movie and Western tropes with fantastic results.
The Guardian - Music
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Bruner’s concerns are more earthbound, but perhaps more profound; his latest album, Drunk , is a sprawling, sad and funny suite of songs exploring the alienation, melancholy and excess of life as a touring musician, haunted by the regret and longing of a morning-after. Continue reading...
How Sweet It Is
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Radar Online
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, area. Playing down the incident on the March 21 episode of The Ellen Show, DeGeneres told her audience, “Well, I had two glasses of wine and fell into a door. Portia drove me to the hospital — to the emergency room. I dislocated my finger. However, the insider told Radar that although DeGeneres turned her pratfall into comedy, it is no laughing matter to her inner circle! “She can joke all she wants about this, but it’s not funny. And this could spell the end of her marriage ,” said the source. PHOTOS: DIVORCE ON HOLD? Ellen & Portia Snapped Holding Hands AfterMarriage Rough PatchAs Radar previously reported, this is not the first time that friends have been concerned over DeGeneres’s drinking. In 201, it was reported that de Rossi was “beggingDeGeneres to get help! “Ellen has been honest about her addiction fear and has discussed it with family and friends many times,” the insider added.
Daily Express - Football
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ABC News - Australia
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Aboriginal stand-up comedy is thriving and no topic, it seems, is off limits. As the Melbourne International Comedy Festival opens, here's the lowdown on Indigenous humour.
Variety
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Downsizing seems certain to go down as Alexander Paynes most bizarre film. The director of The Descendants and Nebraska specializes in small-scale portraits of Midwesterners. He chronicles their daily lives, peeling back the curtain to show, usually humorously, the quiet desperation that lies behind their stoic facade. Downsizing is something different entirely. Its funny, to... Read more »
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TIME - News
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Alec Baldwin's working relationship with 30 Rock producer, writer, actor, and comedy queen Tina Fey is one of the great platonic love stories of TV comedy. But according to a new cover story in Vanity Fair, Baldwin didn't always feel just friendly towards Fey. In fact, when he first met her at an SNL rehearsal, it was more like love at first sight. When I first met Tina Feybeautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to sayI had the same reaction that Im sure many men and women have: I fell in love, he explains in the piece , which is excerpted from his book, Nevertheless: A Memoir . But when he asked an SNL coordinator if Fey was single, but he was woefully disappointed. She pointed to a man sitting along the wall.
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Alec Baldwin's working relationship with 30 Rock producer, writer, actor, and comedy queen Tina Fey is one of the great platonic love stories of TV comedy. But according to a new cover story in Vanity Fair, Baldwin didn't always feel just friendly towards Fey. In fact, when he first met her at an SNL rehearsal, it was more like love at first sight. When I first met Tina Feybeautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to sayI had the same reaction that Im sure many men and women have: I fell in love, he explains in the piece , which is excerpted from his book, Nevertheless: A Memoir . But when he asked an SNL coordinator if Fey was single, but he was woefully disappointed. She pointed to a man sitting along the wall.
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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KUALA LUMPUR: Phua Chu Kang is back! Just when you thought the best contractor in "Singapore, JB and some say Batam" played by Gurmit Singh has hung up his yellow boots for good, he is back to tickle your funny bone. For one night only, Phua Chu Kang and Friends will be staged LIVE at the HGH Convention Centre on 7 April 2017 at 7pm. Presented by Popcorn Studio Sdn Bhd, the show, curated to be suitable for the entire family to spend an evening of fun and laughter together. "Most of us grew up watching Phua Chu Kang and had grown to love the larger than life character. Many of us who used to watch the popular TV sitcom with our families are now parents ourselves. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to bring back the iconic character for the whole family and PCK fans of all ages to enjoy," said Popcorn Studio Sdn Bhd director Erik Ong.