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Rhetorical Power—Does it exist?

One of the most important skills a technical communicator possesses is a true command of language, and the use of words in particular. We know that we excel at the written word, but how are we with speaking? Sometimes our … 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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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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