Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was posted by CN&CO word nerd Colin Ford.

I have always been fascinated by language – the different sounds, the way each language is constructed differently, nuance, the accompanying body language, and a host of other languagey things that I’ve always enjoyed observing… especially when I travel. This TED Talk has created a whole new branch of thinking for me in terms of language. Check it out: