Some YouTube videos come with captions. If you're posting a video in French or Serbian then it might not be a bad idea to turn on the English language captions (if they exist) Unfortunately YouTube's default embed code these days does not include any of these options, as it's a rather simple iframe You can, however, add the captioning to any video if you use the older … [Read more...] about Embedding Youtube Videos With Captions Turned On
When I was a child I had a book called "A is for Apple" which went through the alphabet with each letter being associated with a thing. I think my sister inherited it. The 2012 version of it might end up with something like this: No idea where this came from originally, but someone shared it earlier this morning and it brought a smile to my face. … [Read more...] about Alphabet For Geeks
I'm a strong believer in the power of language.If you can express yourself clearly and coherently you are more likely to avoid problems and misunderstandings.It's also a lot easier to communicate with people when there is less ambiguity.Unfortunately a LOT of people seem to have serious issues with spelling. I think we all make mistakes from time to time and confuse words a … [Read more...] about Common Spelling / Grammar Mistakes
I came across this earlier this evening.I don't use certain types of language in my own writing and have mentioned this more than once in the past, but can a company offering a blog hosting service suspend a site for language use?Where exactly do you draw the line?What exactly is "offensive"?Thoughts on a postcard .... … [Read more...] about WordPress.com Censoring Blog Content?
One of the things that annoys me with marketing is the abuse of language. In some instances, however, I can understand why they have done it.If you take a word that is normally associated with a particular type of situation and conditions and juxtapose it "correctly", you can achieve a very subtle goal - value where there is none.The usage of the word "accreditation" is a good … [Read more...] about When is accreditation meaningless?