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BBC – Culture – The language the government tried to suppress

Most of Singapore’s population speak the unofficial language or dialect known as Singlish. But why would the government rather it went away? James Harbeck takes a look. Source: BBC – Culture – The language the government tried to suppress This … Continue reading

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Unspoken English rules

Now here’s something that’s been making the rounds among some of my friends on Facebook regarding an unspoken rule when speaking about adjectives:  I really had never thought about it, but this is right. It makes me wonder if there … Continue reading

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BBC – Culture – Why is Canadian English unique?

America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes James Harbeck. Source: BBC – Culture – Why is Canadian English unique? Happy Canada Day! I … Continue reading

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The Double Vocabulary of English | Mental Floss

Why does English have so many words that have twins? Here’s how we got to have two vocabularies, one based in Germanic roots, and one based in Latin. Source: The Double Vocabulary of English | Mental Floss As someone who … Continue reading

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No wonder (verbal) English is Confusing–Part 5

I often enjoy reading the blog/website Anglotopia, as it is written by a person who loves England and UK stuff as much as I do (if not more) and is making a living doing it (lucky!). This latest article that … Continue reading

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No wonder (verbal) English is confusing – Part 4

Evidently, Siobhan Thompson is back, and BBC’s Anglophenia must be doing a series on the difference between British English and American English.  Here’s another gem on British colloquialisms–some you may have heard before, and some that, well, my British friends … Continue reading

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No wonder (verbal) English is confusing, Part 3

It seems these kinds of articles are coming out nonstop these days. While this one doesn’t have a video (awwwww), it’s short and to the point, and is another example of why spoken English can be rather confusing. We have … Continue reading

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