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A quick look at British and American spelling

American english is like real english but badly spelled…

I do a mixture of BrE even though I have to resort to using solely AmE every now and then so as to not come off as pretentious to certain nationalist idiots. However…

Whilst = “while still”

Programme is the inactive principle of program. The only time “programme” is used as a plural of “program” is in German. We’re not writing in that, are we?

The difference between “*ed” and “*t” is vague, but there is indeed a difference. (e.g. “I just now learned of that trick.” versus “Check out this new trick I just learnt.” and ”I dreamt of odd things last night.” versus “Let me tell you of these odd things I’d dreamed of last night.”)

"Arse" is a muted expletive of "ass."

Tyre is a city in Lebanon. It’s also a deprecated form of the word tire. So unless you still want to spell “connection” as “connexion” then don’t.

Some Americans still spell it “theatre” when speaking of stage performances. However, we use “theater” in place of “cinema.”

If we’re speaking of beers and lagers, there is a great difference between a draught and a draft.

My American English spell checker doesn’t omit the E in ageing.

I could go on and include some other stuff at the link, but I’m bored of this now.

Clearly whoever made this “comparison” didn’t do much studying and is just a nationalist dunce who enjoys being condescending toward Americans for some reason. Not that there aren’t plenty of reasons, but why bother? Got an aversion to challenge or something?

Personally, I would have included ‘Bonnet’ instead of ‘Hood’ in this comparison list.  Or ‘Loo’ rather than ‘Restroom’.  I may not have spelled ‘Loo’ correctly, I’ve no idea.

Like the book series that inspired the campaign, Accio Books! has spread literary magic on nearly every continent (maybe summoning charms don’t work in Antarctica?).

Harry Potter Alliance Employs Book Summoning Charm, Hypable (via thehpalliance)

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Wil Wheaton Hangout: Season 3 of TableTop!

Streamed live on 23 Apr 2014

Wil spends a hour discussing the upcoming production of Season 3 of TableTop and the currently ongoing Indiegogo campaign!

You can check out the campaign at http://www.ilovetabletop.com to learn more.

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You Can Go Your Own Waaaay

Published on 24 Apr 2014

After uploading this I remembered there’s no actual video response option anymore. Damn you, YouTube.

Lol I tried to wear something different in this video than I normally do and I ended up wearing the two things I’ve worn in my most recent videos.

Math by Lauren Fairweather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4dG7…

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WHY I’M A…FEMINIST *gasp*

Published on 23 Apr 2014

…this isn’t even a quarter of my list ʘ‿ʘ

facebook friend me! http://www.facebook.com/officiallacig…

tweet at me grrl - http://www.twitter.com/gogreen18

Tumblr for gifs & pics! (SFW) - http://lacigreen.tumblr.com

FURTHER READING/SOURCES

Hollywood’s Race & Gender-Based Casting

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/bc…

Women of Color in the Movies

http://www.policymic.com/articles/848…

State policy trends of 2013 (abortion restrictions)

http://www.guttmacher.org/media/inthe…

Does Congress Look Like America? (no)

http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/…

Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage

http://www.4thestate.net/female-voice…

The Status of Women in the Media 2013 - Report

http://wmc.3cdn.net/51113ed5df3e0d0b7…

Studio Responsibility Index (LGBT Characters in the Media)

http://www.glaad.org/blog/first-annua…

The Wage Gap, By Gender and Race

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A088277…

Women and Money

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/10/01…

Women in the Boardroom World Map - Hiring Trends

http://www.grant-thornton.co.uk/en/Th…

Women in STEM Fields

http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-p…

Rape Culture in Brazil

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trendin…

Child Brides in Yemen

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty…

SUMMARY

Especially on the internet, the idea that we still need feminism is hotly contested. In this episode of Sex+, Laci goes through a list of 60 reasons why she thinks feminism is still important and relevant in 2013. She closes by asking the audience to discuss whether or not they identify as a feminist.

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Updated My Little Pony Collection - April 23rd 2014

This photo is a bit off-center because I had a spasm while taking it, but here is an updated photo of the second shelf of my glass doll and plushie shelf from hethkar to show off the Pinky Pie#mylittlepony #mlp that a friend gave me last week from McDonald’s Happy Meal. I hope to be able to collect the rest of them (even if I have to buy them without the Happy Meals!) before they go away!! -grins-. The others’ on the shelf are my singing Easter Bunny that hethkar gave me a few years back, my stuffed wolf, named Wolfie, from my friend Blaze, my first and still only Ty Monstaz plush from my mother-in-law to-be, and the rest of my current #mylittlepony #mlp #MLP figurines from @ghdcanada @dripbat.  <3

The pink unicorn who is playing peek-a-boo from the third shelf thanks to the angle of the photo is also a Ty toy, a Beanie Boo, named Magic. -grins- The little brown face to her right is, of course, Rupert, the Gorilla Beanie Boo from @ghdcanada that she got me from Mastermind Toys last Summer. Yes, I have a severe plush/stuffed animal addiction!

Ty.com - http://world.ty.com/
The Full List of Monstaz - https://store.ty.com/newtys/tyshop_items.cfm?categ=MNSTZ
The Full List of Beanie Boos - https://store.ty.com/newtys/tyshop_items.cfm?categ=BOOS

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Happy Earth Day - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014!!!
I hope everyone is having the best day, in the best ways, that you all can, no matter how you are spending it today. I have been having a pretty relaxed day of Gaming and watching and watching some of my Youtube subscriptions, emailing back and forth and chatting with friends and stuff, while reading through all my Social Media feeds and everything. You know, just hanging out and having fun, enjoying the warm breeze coming in from the open balcony door. It is 9 degrees Celsius out this afternoon, and feels really warm out. -smiles- 

Earth Day: The History of A Movement - http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement
Earth Day - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day
http://www.earthday.org/
http://www.earthday.ca/

Earth Day: The History of A Movement
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.

At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.

Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. 

Earth Day - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.



One of the Youtube channels that I have been getting caught up on today is also one that I have mention and written about before. Geek & Sundry, which is one of Felicia Day’s channels that has different series’ on it, like “Co-Optitude” with Felicia and her brother Ryon, “TableTop” with Whil Wheaton, “Talkin’ Comics” with Amy Dallen, the “Vaginal Fantasy” book club that I watch every month, even if I do not read the two monthly books, along with other great Webcast series’ that I enjoy. 

Geek & Sundry is also the new home of all six (6) Seasons of one of Felicia Days’ webcast series’ based on World of Warcraft, “The Guild”, which also stars Whil Wheaton and Teal Sherer. Teal, of course, who is a disabled actress, now has her own webcast series’ now, and one that I also watch every Monday or Tuesday - My Gimpy Life! -grins-

I also follow G&S’s secondary channel, which is Geek & Sundry Vlogs - Felicia Day has handpicked vloggers to amuse, intrigue and connect with you on Geek & Sundry Vlogs. From comics to cosplay —and every geeky subject in between — our vloggers offer the best in geek from all over the world. Don’t believe us? Take a look… And don’t forget to subscribe!


Geek and Sundry - https://www.youtube.com/user/geekandsundry
Geek & Sundry Vlogs - https://www.youtube.com/user/geekandsundryvlogs
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Retro Let’s Play: Co-Optitude Ep 36

Published on 3 Mar 2014

Co-Optitude is all about Felicia Day and Ryon Day hilariously playing through the co-op retro games their parents never let them have. This week’s game is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Want to play it for yourself? Snag it here: http://amzn.to/NcO0sX

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