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No wonder English is confusing, Part 2

As a follow-up to my fun post, “No Wonder (Verbal) English is confusing!“, here’s a follow-up that really shows how crazy it can get. Although I think in the end, there is some (okay, a lot of) Celtic actually thrown … Continue reading

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No wonder (verbal) English is confusing!

I’ve been seeing a lot of videos about various accents in the English language lately, and it makes me think that I must have missed some sort of calling to be a linguist. I find it all fascinating! But in … Continue reading

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English is crazy!

My husband found this on Digg, and shared it with me. Yes, English is crazy, but we love it anyway. 🙂 It’s no wonder that we have translation issues with it sometimes! Watch this video and enjoy: I could’ve have … Continue reading

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Adobe Day @ Lavacon 2013: Scott Abel’s 5 Technologies Tech Comm Can’t Ignore

I realized as I was writing this post that this would be my 500th post on TechCommGeekMom. Who knew that so much information and thought could accumulate through original posts and curated content?  I’m also very close to my all-time … Continue reading

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Uhura and Translation Software–Still not there yet

My husband’s first language is Spanish. As a result, naturally, most of his relatives speak Spanish exclusively. I, however, do not speak Spanish.  I took two beginner courses, but I know little Spanish in comparison.  I have had more French in … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Where have all the adverbs gone? And how did they go?

This came to me by way of the Chicago Manual of Style Facebook feed. I’m not going insane–adverbs are declining, enough so that there’s a whole article in The Guardian from last fall! Read the article here: Where have all … Continue reading

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What have you got against adverbs? What did they ever do to you?

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend that seems to be happening in the English language–at least in American English. Every time I heard this mistake, I cringe and wonder why it’s happening. Evidently, people are not using adverbs correctly anymore. I … Continue reading

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