May 24th, outsourced

Have you ever wondered about the etymological origins of words related to insults? Wonder no more.

Here are some of the submissions so far to the 2013 National Geographic photo contest. These aren't even finalists (yet), but they are amazing.

How one astute interpreter translated يعني. (HT Anna)

A highly scientific analysis of Ben vs. Noel. From Felicity, duh.

English and Eurovision.

Did you know: abandoned luxury cars are a thing that happens in Dubai. [HT Lisa]

I loved this article: when Hollywood wants good, clean fun, it goes to Mormon country.

Sexual harassment in Egypt: volunteer bodyguards, and a man dresses up as a woman to see what it feels like to be harassed ("I realized that simply walking on the street, for a woman, is such a huge effort, a psychological effort and a bodily effort. It’s like women are besieged." Yeah, that sounds about right).

Conversations with my 2-year-old, episode 1. Can't wait for episode 2. [HT Ashley]

Other Bridget 2013

Grocery store BFF