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A Marathon by any other Name...

via Daily Prompt: Marathon


A fine word. Most of us know it as a noun, referring to a run of 26 miles, or 42.195 kilometres. 1,131 more words

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Bailey in PWPL

LEL PhD student George Bailey has a paper in the latest issue of Penn Working Papers in Linguistics!

The paper deals with Automatic Detection of Sociolinguistic Variation Using Forced Alignment… 20 more words


The Erosion of Language as We Knew It

Yesterday I provided a kind of soft intro to the topic I want to look at today which bears on larger issues than just why bookstores are struggling. 1,264 more words


Hey! You!

Yeah, you.

It’s a strange word, you, when you think about it for too long.


It’s the only personal pronoun to be both a subject pronoun and an object pronoun. 582 more words

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New words - 16 January 2017

escape room noun [C] UK /ɪˈskeɪp ˌruːm/ US /ɪˈskeɪp ˌrʊm/
an activity that involves locking people in a room and giving them a set amount of time to escape by solving a series of puzzles… 175 more words

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Learn English the EASY way! Have got/Have

Have got : informal Have : formal HAVE GOT and HAVE are interchangeable when we talk about possession or relationship in present tens. HAVE : Actions : Have a shower ( take a shower- American English) , have breakfast etc.

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Spies - Chapter 4


While Stephen is too busy daydreaming about Mrs Hayward and the whole idea of her being a spy, his teacher brings him back to the present with a question about the class he wasn’t paying attention to. 423 more words

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