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Toolbar

I’m just wondering what you think of the wibiya toolbar I added to Omniglot this week – the green band that appears at the bottom of pages. Do you find it useful? Would you like to see other links or applications on it? I also decided it was time to change the template of this […]

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Blogversary

Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog, and in the past four years no fewer than 988 posts and 9,533 comments have appeared here. In the same time the number of visitors to Omniglot has doubled from 500,000 a month to over a million, so I must be doing something right. When I first […]

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Fragile? No, broken glass!

What does this symbol mean to you? Probably ‘fragile / handle with care’. This is not how everyone would interpret it though – apparently staff at port somewhere in Africa saw this symbol on boxes, assumed they were full broken glass and threw them all into the sea. [Source] Here are a few other symbols […]

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Library of Congress

I just heard that Omniglot has been selected for the Library of Congress Web Archives, its historic collections of Internet materials, so I must be doing something right :). A few years ago Omniglot was also listed in the British Library Web Archive, though their version of the site is a bit out-of-date.

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Happy New Year

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Christmas

Merry Christmas Nadolig Llawen Joyeux Noël Nollaig shona Veselé vánoce Nollick Ghennal 聖誕快樂!

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Forum

Good news – the Omniglot forum is back. I’m not sure how I managed it, but somehow I got it back.

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Forum

As you might have noticed, the Omniglot forum is not working at the moment. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it – nothing has changed, as far as I can tell, and all the files are still there, but it’s just not appearing. I’m trying to find a way to get it back, and if […]

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Facial expressions

When you look at someone to try and work out what they’re feeling, do you focus on their mainly eyes, or on their whole face? If you come from East Asia you might focus mainly on the eyes and express your emotions mainly through your eyes, whereas Westerners tend to focus on and use their […]

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