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The Grammarist interviews me

The language-oriented website Grammarist.com has published an interview with me about my views on words, blogging, et cetera. If you would like to read it, it is at… 13 more words

Language And Linguistics

Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-59

‘La bocca l’è minga stracca se la sa nò de vacca’. ‘Mica l’ho capito, sa. Non va punto bene’. ‘El gh’ha el dun de Dio de capì nagott. 27 more words

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Seriously, what’s the problem with sentence adverbs?

Originally published on The Editors’ Weekly

The English language is a very complex and powerful thing, capable of many nuances and quite resistant to simplistic attempts at tidying it up. 580 more words

Language And Linguistics

Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-58

“Andai a fare un esame e dissi che ero preparatissimo su Bergman. Il professore – mio padre – mi chiese tutto su Georg Wilhelm Pabst: non sapevo niente e mi bocciò. 34 more words

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Barrette vows to protect anglo services

It’s no secret that the Quebec government wants to cut costs, and part of that effort involves the merging or streamlining of local health services. In the case of the bilingual Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, that policy might see the NDG institution merged with three francophone rehab facilities, a move that would cost the Constance-Lethbridge its bilingual status because of the perception that most of its clientele would be francophone. 123 more words


Gazette Midday: A pub ban for Accurso? And dealing with back to school stress

Hello and welcome to montrealgazette.com and welcome to Midday. Here’s the rundown on some of the stories we’re following for you today.

Well, the day has finally arrrived – former Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso is before the Charbonneau inquiry today after exhausting every legal means at his disposal to avoid having to testify. 639 more words


Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-57

Vuol ripetere per favore, signora? Sta cercando una specie di radice bianca, di sapore acuto? Ma a che cosa le serve? Multiuso, dice? Afrodisiaco, cura per i dolori reumatici, e piace sempre a suo genero quando gli prepara gli spiedini di manzo. 39 more words

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