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Join your child (to the library)

I noticed this banner ad on the window of my local city library:

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Can we 'save' regional accents?

Here’s a good question that someone posted to Reddit, Is there a way/method of preserving regional accents?”.

Now there’s a question to make a sociolinguist fidget! 524 more words


Language Change Over Time

This is a perfect Example of language change over time created by “ShooterWilliamson”

“Heads up this video contains swearing”

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“So raise a glass to teenage girls for their linguistic innovation. It expands our expressive vocabulary, giving us new words and modes of expression. Speakers may nostalgically look to a previous golden era of English, but the truth is that Shakespeare’s English is an abomination of Chaucer’s English, which is an abomination of Beowolf’s. 66 more words


“...just sayin'”

No you’re not. You’re not ‘just saying’ anything. If you were ‘just saying’ something, there would be no reason at all for you to say whatever it is that you’re just saying. 363 more words

Can I please confirm that you have read this post?

Let’s all start by thinking a bit about the meaning of the English verb “to confirm”.

The common use of this verb is to make sure that a fact which is very likely to be true or happening, is definitely true. 1,240 more words

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