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97%VideoFeb 2013

How wordplay softens the hard truth

(3:40) Verbal camouflage, the art of softening the truth with words, is alive and well in US politics. But will the American public be fooled?


97%VideoJan 2016

How Donald Trump uses language differently

(6:53) Nerdwriter analyses Donald Trump's answer to a question by Jimmy Kimmel.


97%VideoDec 2011

Luis von Ahn - Massive-scale online collaboration

(16:40) Who'd have thought that with some brilliant lateral thinking, CAPTCHAs (the annoying security test that verifies you're human) can be simultaneously used to benefit humanity.

96%VideoFeb 2012

George Carlin - The language of politics

(9:37) A great politician is a great communicator. A master of language himself, George Carlin delves into how politicians use language to make message appear like action.


95%VideoOct 2009

Richard Whiteley falls for Countdown Gotcha joke (1999)

The famous Richard Whiteley Gotcha from Noel's House Party. The Gotchas were basically hidden camera style practical jokes which were played on celebrities


95%VideoJun 2014

Jimmy Fallon plays Word Sneak with Ricky Gervais

(3:23) Word Sneak, a game of casual conversation.

95%VideoApr 2011

The power of words

Words are worth a thousand pennies. Marketing can help even the blind.


95%VideoJun 2009

Jason Wood - Genetically Modified Orgasms!

Australian Liberal backbencher Jason Wood trips over words when talking about the need for the government to conduct a review into genetically modified organisms and the safety of GM foods


95%Nov 2005

New words for Roget


95%VideoJun 2010

David Mitchell's Soapbox - Dear Americans

(3:24) America's spelling and grammar comes under the glare of David Mitchell's beady eye.