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What's, like, the point of 'like'?

Like  has become one of the bugbears of parents, teachers and the conservative media. It’s seen as a filler, a marker for stupidity and a lack of vocabulary, a ‘sign of our times’ (I assume not a good sign). 811 more words


Language Change in Somerset, 1927

While visiting the Exmoor Society on Friday, I noticed that they had a book sale on. This volume by ‘Mrs A C Osborn Hann’ in particular appealed to me. 76 more words


Link love: language (67)

A selection of items and bite ’ems of linguistic interest found around the internet in recent weeks. Some are short, some long; all are good, or at any rate interesting. 271 more words


Rethinking the birth of an expression. Keeping calm and “carrying on” in World War One:

The injunction to Keep Calm and Carry on, with or without various mutations, has, in recent years, become ubiquitous. ‘One of the most recognisable slogans in British history’, as… 1,609 more words

To wander... or twist

Or to wind a la the daily prompt. My mind tends to wander or wind about whenever I’m mulling over the daily prompts, or anything for that matter. 641 more words

Daily Prompt

Words, glorious words

Or at least, how they sound.

I found this earlier and thought I’d share with you all. I loved listening to the changes in the word sounds, it’s absolutely fascinating. 8 more words


Weird Words – 5 surprising word origins you'd never guess

As a writer, I’ve always been interested in how language changes, develops and evolves. How words change their meaning because of the way we use them. 373 more words

Weird Words