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A muffit of tea

‘Do you want a muffit of tea?’ This expression – if you’re unfamiliar with it – can be heard in a short sketch by the Scottish comedian Brian Limond, aka… 591 more words


Here’s a recently completed Ph.D. Dissertation posted on Academia.edu. Thought you might be interested:

The loss of the genitive in the diachrony of Greek


Lost Somerset words : Smeech

I’ve been unable to sit down and write in this blog over the past week, but I have so many things to write about now, I almost don’t know where to start.   330 more words


Why the historical perspective on language matters

(By Eleanor Dickey) The modern world is full of tensions and conflicts about language. Some people worry that their language is being debased, depraved, and despoiled by the sloppiness of e-mails and text messages. 819 more words


Modern specialist lexis

I feel that this image really does get to grips with the current issues which we are facing with our language. Many words are becoming archaic and obsolete as we drift towards a shift of a new modern specialist lexis. 124 more words

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