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Islamist encroachment on the English language

Is anyone else becoming annoyed at the use of the word Isis in relation to terror and violence? I know Isis is one of the official terms for the Islamists operating out of the region: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State (IS) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 214 more words

Miscellanea

Harvey Opens TONIGHT at Theatre Oxford

Production Dates: August 20-24, 2014.

Theatre Oxford’s next production is Harvey, by Mary Chase. Produced by Melissa Graves and directed by Andy Douglas, this fast-paced comedy will keep the whole family entertained as Elwood and his good friend Harvey run amok at Chumley’s Rest. 38 more words

Adults

Summer in the City (London): Notting Hill Carnival


The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. 167 more words

Oxford

Appreciation post no. 2.

This is an appreciation post. At the beginning of this program, I was like, okay, I’m never going to interact with this guy and he probably won’t even know my name at the end of it, because I am typically not one to become close with RAs and TAs such, and a summer school assistant is fairly similar. 453 more words

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 3: The lunatic is in the hall...

The lunatic is in the hall. The paper holds the folded faces to the floor… but everyday the paper boy brings more…

- from Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd… 334 more words

Book Excerpts

Giveaway: Win Pad & Quill's new Oxford Case for iPad Air and Attaché Bag ($540 value)

Earlier this year our friends at Pad & Quill generously gave away several items from their collection of luxury bags and cases for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and more, and now the accessory company is back for another round of hooking our readers up with the launch of a couple of new products. 296 more words

Tips And Tricks

England 2014: Day 4 - Hello, Oxford!

On Wednesday morning, July 30th, we bid adieu to Bath, our home for the past 3 days and 3 nights. The next leg of our England adventure took us to… 2,801 more words

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