Geeky Stocking Stuffers and Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky"

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The African language Igbo, spoken by a small ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria, has only eight adjectives (in a closed class): big, small, dark, light, new, old, good, and bad.

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November 14, 2022

Did You Know?

The African language Igbo, spoken by a small ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria, has only eight adjectives (in a closed class): big, small, dark, light, new, old, good, and bad.

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This Is Microsoft’s Great Xbox Bundle Deal for the Holidays


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The Best Nintendo Switch Headsets for 2022


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7 Excel Data Analysis Features You Have to Try


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Five Nights at Freddy's - Night of Frights Review: Perfect For Young Teens!


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