Monthly Archives: August 2014

has iPad been genericized in Chinese?

The other day I heard this guy referring to his 平板电脑 as an iPad (爱怕德) – when it was just some generic tablet computer.

Chinese contains a lot of genericizations – 可乐 for soda, etc.

Is this one too, now?!

Display a tally (in varying bases)

Tallying is a simple counting system that works in base 5. There are various different tallying systems used around the world, but the one that is used in most English-speaking countries is perhaps the most simple – count uni…