Lexiophiles TGIF Selection No. 4

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Here come again the Thank God It’s Friday Selections. Check on this week’s new topics from all over the world. This will give you a great sendoff into the weekend with articles, blogs, pictures and lots more we have come across during the week. Stuff we found interesting or amusing and thought it would be nice to share.

Sweden (Swedish)
365 Things to Do
This blog brings you a new thing to do. Every day. It gives you inspiration for new things to do on rainy Tuesday afternoons and cool things to do on your next trip to Mexico – or wherever you were planning on going.


France – Belgium (French)
Le Dr House antisémite ?
This articles tells you how and why Dr House was yesterday accused of being racist on French TV when calling one of his patients a “youpine”.

…ter à …tère
Master and mastère: why in the world has France chosen such close terms for different diplomas ?
Once in a while, the proofreaders of the French newspaper Le Monde (The world) publish language curiosities.

China
Meet the Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki (English | Japanese | Chinese)
This week my selection is not about China but is about our neighbor Japan. Check out this article to meet an amazing Japanese old man who survived from both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear burst.

Brazil (Portuguese)
Como gravar no cérebro lembranças importantes para sempre
Brazilian scientists have found out interesting facts about how we memorize things: if you review something you learned 12 hours before it is more likely for it to stay in your memory. Some programs are being developed to help people memorizing things. Check out the post in the blog.

Italy (English)
101 Fun Facts
Here you can find a selection of some facts you might not know about Italy, its people and its culture. Have you any other suggestion? Help us in find more!

Japan (Japanese)
Knowledge of Cherry blossom festival
Spring is a very important season for Japanese people. Cherry blossom viewing is one of the most beautiful representative Japanese events that Japanese are proud of. This website explains basic knowledge of it.
Important words: お花見(cherry blossom viewing)、桜(cherry blossom)

Romania (Romanian)
De la scrisoare la Instant Messaging
What do the standard letters have, and the e-communication has left out?
Read here something about the ways of communication in the current Romanian society.

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