All Discussions Tagged 'English' (9)

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18 obsolete words, which should never have gone out of style

Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others c…

Started by A Former Member

7 May 7, 2013
Reply by A Former Member

Txtng and the future of English

Prof. Anne Curzan reassures us that the sky is not falling -- that textspeak is not bringing chaos and anarchy to the language -- and discu…

Started by Grinning Cat

0 Mar 3, 2013

You favorite Engrish posts here, okay?

Started by A Former Member

12 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by A Former Member

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation “The single most notable characteristic of English,” writes Bill Bryson, “is its deceptive complexity.” As native speak…

Started by A Former Member

1 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Prog Rock Girl

Quotes on Language

Post your favorite quotes on language here. If you don’t have any to post, select “follow” anyhow so that you can be notified when others p…

Started by A Former Member

58 Jul 31, 2010
Reply by Little Name Atheist

Texts and Tweets: myths and realities

Texts and Tweets: myths and realitiesFrom The RSA | Professor David Crystal, one of the world's leading linguistic experts, challenges the…

Started by A Former Member

0 Jul 29, 2010

Lingua Globa: How English Became 'Globish'

Lingua Globa: How English Became 'Globish' How did a mongrel tongue born on a small island in the north Atlantic become the globally domina…

Started by A Former Member

2 Jun 7, 2010
Reply by Jaume

The Nautical Roots of 9 Common Phrases

The Nautical Roots of 9 Common Phrases The Vikings, Columbus, the Pilgrims … they all arrived here by ship. So it stands to reason that so…

Started by A Former Member

10 Nov 19, 2009
Reply by Glenn Sogge

"Family Guy" on language skills

Started by A Former Member

0 Nov 5, 2009

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