LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS Discussions (167)

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English Language: History and Influences

History of the English Language A short history of the origins and development of English The history of the English language really start…

Started by Creature

9 Aug 14, 2009
Reply by mxyzptlk

Pusillanimous

pusillanimous [pyoo-suh-lan-uh-muhs] –adjective 1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid. 2. proceeding from or i…

Started by A Former Member

8 Aug 13, 2009
Reply by Don

What about the apostrophe?

This image has been in my apostrophe guide for some time, I will use it as a quick reference when I am trying to figure out where and whe…

Started by JayBarti

7 Aug 13, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

Concerning Commas

I remember being taught in elementary school that, when you are listing items in a sentence, a comma should follow each item. For example:…

Started by Jennifer E.

17 Aug 13, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

Native Language Revitalization Campaign

Native Language Revitalization Campaign The problem Misguided governmental policies that existed through the 1950s have led to the dest…

Started by A Former Member

5 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show

This is an enjoyable book that shows how word choice--how we talk about things--can really affect perception and understanding. I highly re…

Started by A Former Member

5 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Adriana Heguy

How many words are there in the English language?

How many words are there in the English language? There is no single sensible answer to this question. It is impossible to count the numbe…

Started by A Former Member

11 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Don

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