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Labelling articles as “per capita” when the unit used is different
After I published my recent article about the Number of metal bands per capita in Europe, I got quite a few comments saying that my use of (...)
May 29, 2016 – Jakub MarianMathematics
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‘Is gone’ vs. ‘has gone’ in English
We know it from films: The main hero is dying in his friend’s arms, saying his last words. Then his eyes close, and the friend says, with (...)
May 28, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Difference between “ausdrucken” and “ausdrücken” in German
The verbs “drucken” and “drücken” in German are often confused by non-native speakers, especially by those who cannot pronounce the vowel (...)
May 27, 2016 – Jakub MarianGerman
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Difference between ‘intrinsic’ and ‘inherent’
If you read the dictionary definitions of the words intrinsic and inherent, you will probably come to the conclusion that they mean (...)
May 25, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Number of metal bands per capita in Europe
One of my readers asked me to create a map showing the “density” of metal bands in European countriesand so I did. The following map (...)
May 24, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
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‘Invest time in’ vs. ‘invest time into’ in English
Long story short, the correct idiom is “invest time in something” (meaning “to put your time into something”): He invested a lot of (...)
May 23, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Is German an SVO language?
The order of the subject, verb, and object in a sentence (abbreviated S, V, and O, respectively) is one of the ways in which linguists (...)
May 22, 2016 – Jakub MarianGerman
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What you need to know about Esperanto
Esperantothat’s the official language of Esperantistan, right? Well, no. Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed language in (...)
May 22, 2016 – Jakub MarianEsperanto
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Where are my followers?
My Facebook page has recently surpassed the 10,000 follower mark. Yaay! Of course, being a map lover, I was interested to see where my (...)
May 15, 2016 – Jakub MarianBlog
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Map of languages and language families of Europe
The following map shows the language families of Europe (distinguished by colour) and languages within those families. Please note: (...)
May 12, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Maps, Spanish