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Untranslatable: Words Writers Should Know

The English language may be absurd and magical, but it also fails to capture the entire nuance of human experience. Other languages, however, can fill in some of those gaps. Tim Lomas, a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London, has compiled a lists of those words that English lacks. Some of… Continue reading Untranslatable: Words Writers Should Know

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Tsundoku: The Art of Not Reading

There is a word for not reading. Or rather, there is a term for collecting books and never opening their covers. That word is tsundoku. The Japanese word tsundoku stands for a state in which many readers find themselves. The term is actually a combination of several words. Alone, doku means “to read”, tsunde represents… Continue reading Tsundoku: The Art of Not Reading