Thursday, May 7, 2015

Icelandic Has the Best Words for Technology

When the University of Iceland got its first computer in 1964, Icelandic did not have a word for “computer.” So the guardians of the language invented one: tölva—a fusion of tala (number) and völva (prophetess) that adds up to the wonderfully poetic “prophetess of numbers.”


An interesting read via Gizmodo

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