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La RAE, una criminal en serie... o no

El verbo ir se encuentra en estado crítico tras haber sido herido en la segunda persona del plural del imperativo con un iros.

Los responsables del macabro crimen, miembros de la banda terrorista RAE, siguen en libertad sin cargos a pesar de sus constantes amenazas contra la integridad y pureza del español. 353 more words


An Interesting Insight into #OnlineLanguage: The Emergence of YouTube #English

Earlier this afternoon, on my lunch break, I came upon the following article: “21 Insane Ways Celebrities Get (and Stay) Rich.” I can’t really recommend it.

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Dialect death? 

My guest post on the University of Wisconsin Press blog:

The remote and isolated location of the Upper Peninsula, along with language contact between English and other languages have shaped Yooper talk over the past 150 years and have helped it to remain fairly distinct from other varieties of American English. 62 more words


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