• The Philogelos: Joke #12

    Posted on September 17, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #148

    Posted on August 31, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #29

    Posted on August 26, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #22

    Posted on August 20, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #11

    Posted on August 17, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Cartoons from the World’s Oldest Joke Book

    Posted on August 11, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. The Philogelos is arranged according to subject. Some […]

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  • Drifting: An Etymological Look at the Place Between Stillness and Motion

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    Guest contributor Jacquelyn Rupp is the author of Soul Studies: Etymology and Story. In this essay, Rupp explores how understanding the words that describe how we feel can help us better understand our own thoughts and feelings.   With reasonable certainty, I think feeling rather directionless or adrift at almost-24 is a pretty universal experience. Of all […]

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  • Learning to Read in Safaliba Helps Ghanaian Kids Learn English

    Posted on July 27, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Jill Robbins, Ph.D., is the vice president of the National Museum of Language, as well as a language test developer at Second Language Testing, Inc. In this article, Dr. Robbins shares the fascinating story of a Ghanaian community that is helping its youngest members learn English by connecting them with their native language. The original article, […]

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  • In Memoriam of Don Domogauer

    Posted on June 17, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Don Domogauer of College Park, MD, a longtime Museum associate, passed away peacefully on 28 May 2015 of complications related to heart disease.  Don served the Museum by offering his computer and technological skills for our activities.  I can remember many Speaker Series programs that he recorded for us.  To honor Don’s memory, you can donate to the […]

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  • Why is There a Flag for Languages?

    Posted on June 4, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Gregory J. Nedved, an award-winning Defense Department historian and Museum trustee, writes this article on the value and meaning of flags. Debra Kieft and the International Flag of Language, which she sewed, on display at the Annual Dinner of the National Museum of Language. In 2008 the National Museum of Language (NML) held a contest to […]

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