Post Tagged with: "English language"

Illiterate England: 10 signs that we’re losing it

March 12, 2014 10:25 am6 comments
Illiterate England: 10 signs that we’re losing it

Wednesday 29th May 2013. The day that Oxford University English professor Simon Horobin became a Judas to English Grammar Nazis all over the world. The day that he dared to say, at The Telegraph Hay Literary Festival no less, that it wouldn’t be sacrilegious to have one standardized spelling for the three […]

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For the Logophiles

December 12, 2013 10:00 am0 comments
For the Logophiles

English is a curious language with many strange rules that don’t always apply, many odd words and a plethora of words borrowed and looted from other languages. I love words. I love the sound and feel of them. I love finding out where words came from and how they all […]

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Is Spelling Still Important?

May 14, 2013 12:27 pm1 comment
Is Spelling Still Important?

Should children today even have to learn how to spell? With text language ever dominating the way of communication when it comes to emails and letter writing too, one could perhaps be brave enough to say not. This shortened way of writing, such as ‘C U TMRW’, is quickly becoming […]

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Words From The Streets – Interview with Tony Thorne

November 4, 2012 5:20 pm0 comments
Words From The Streets – Interview with Tony Thorne

Slang is created with the use of informal words and expressions, which are not expected to be part of a standard dialect or language. It’s used in different contexts, including SMS messaging, social networking sites, and spoken communication. Has slang changed in London since the early part of the 20th […]

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