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Older 'Somerset Speak' in honour of Somerset Day

Oh Calloo Callay, it’s Somerset Day!  To honour this year’s celebrations, I was going to write a lazy listicle about ’10 Somerset words’ or something, but then remembered that there is a wealth of less well-trodden examples out there that you might find a little more interesting…. 461 more words


A2 English Language Past Papers (Paper 2)

Here are four complete past papers for the A2 exams (paper 2).

As well as attempting the questions you should:

  • Use the questions to help you revise key topics…
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A Level Language


Who is at the frontline of language change?

Sorry, should that be front line? I think it should. If you are at the foremost front, you are at the… 808 more words

Word Tasting Notes

What are you talkin' about?

Journalist Oliver Kamm was pro-Beth Rigby, Sky News’ senior political correspondent, when she was criticised for her use of Estuary English. Surely the media should reflect all accents? 185 more words

The Internet and Language Change

There are two main things that the Internet is good at. Letting people meet other people who share interests/weirdnesses, and creating arguments. 1,919 more words

'Language changes, deal with it'

Last October the writer Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett told her followers on Twitter how her boyfriend had reacted to her new Georgia O’Keeffe print—by complaining that ‘you’ve put a big vagina on our wall’. 1,919 more words

Writing from the past: Responding to John Humphrys

When I was in Year 10, English Language still had a coursework component (I don’t think most exam boards do this for GCSE anymore). One of these pieces of coursework was to write an article/letter in response to another article on language change. 727 more words

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