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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
“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
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