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Lost (or rare) Somerset words: Utch / Utchy

Utch been reading about South Somerset.  And what utch discovered, particularly through listening to more SED recordings, is the use of ‘utch’ for the first person singular pronoun (do you see what I did there?).   432 more words

Somerset Words

Language, as always, changes

I wish I could point out one incident where I misused a word (vis-à-vis the daily prompt which asks us to do just that), but my brain just isn’t working that well today.   1,618 more words

Daily Prompt

Link love: language (63)

For your weekend reading and viewing pleasure, a selection of recent language-related links from around the web:

Love letters to trees.

How to design a metaphor… 262 more words


Because language

First published on BoldFace, the official blog of EAC’s Toronto branch. Copyedited by Valerie Borden.

We have a beautiful opportunity to watch language change in action: English is gaining a new preposition. 774 more words

Language And Linguistics

How rare soever it may be

Chapter 3 of Muriel Spark’s witty novel The Abbess of Crewe (1974) begins with a lingering description of an object that proves centrally significant to the story unfolding in loose parallel to Watergate, the events of which Spark satirises. 497 more words


Croak and Try Vocal Fry

In an attempt to sound wise and world weary, evil teenage girls are changing the field of linguistics as we know it!! This rant was brough to you by Faith Salie. Sooooo…

Language Change

When without = unless

In A. L. Barker’s darkly comic novel John Brown’s Body (1965) there is a use of the word without that’s fairly unusual nowadays:

She moaned, curling deeper into the dark.

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