The Wide World of CharlesPosted: February 22, 2015
Once in a while we need to step back from The Little Green Footballs World of Wonder and post something completely unrelated to prevent the News of The Swamp from coagulating on your monitor and compacting your lower intestines.
I’ve always been curious about the history of language and etymology, and I found a mildly interesting site called “Word Map.” Type in a word, and it displays global locations and various translations.
This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.
Take it for a ride, then come back. We’ll wait.
Of course, most of us aged juvenile delinquents are inclined to enter one or two (or all) of George Carlin’s “7 Words You Can’t Say On Television” just to see the results, and I did just that.
Then I thought that there must be a word that doesn’t have global meaning, one that is a bit slang and profane at the same time, so I typed in “Penis Penis Penis LOL.” Phrases don’t work well on that site, but I found that the world is full of dicks, even though you already knew that. At least it proved my theory.
There was only one word left.
That’s an Honest-to-God screencap. Click to stupify.