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Stephanie Holt

Are we talking Aussie? - 14 views

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    Discussion of Australian tendencie to shorten words and add 'ie' 'o' and 'er' endings, giving demographic data an words known and used, and linking to research on formation patterns based on invented words.
Stephanie Holt

The Oxford English Dictionary and its chief word detective http://t.co/g4208Fvurc - 17 views

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    Valedictory article by retiring editor of the OED, which uses a range of brief case studies (pal, nachos, car etc) to illuminate the techniques of historical lexicography.
Stephanie Holt

Franglais Row: Is the English Language Conquering France - 9 views

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    French universities could teach in English. For some, this amounts to a betrayal of the national language - for others it's just accepting the inevitable.
Stephanie Holt

Sprechen Sie Denglish? - 9 views

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    NYT blog post on English borrowings into German, and loan words more generally.
Stephanie Holt

American sitcom speak replaces Aussie language - 9 views

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    Brief Age article profiling Hugh Lunn and his book on Aussie slang. Bemoans loss of identity and heritage with loss of (cliched) Australianisms in favour of American slang learned from TV.
Stephanie Holt

The Rad New Words Added to the Dictionary in the 90s: Where Are They Now? - 24 views

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    From the Atlantic, a quick, instructive survey of established, passing, and redefined words, drawn largely (but not exclusively) from tech language.
Stephanie Holt

6 Quests to Fix English's Messed Up Spelling - 27 views

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    Succinct, informative article by James Harbeck summarising six efforts to change English spelling. Range from the classicists of the Renaissance to the Chicago Tribune. Includes successful and unsuccesful changes, and traces several words back and forth.
Stephanie Holt

Program clash confuses Canberra - 1 views

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    Brief news report on changes to the spelling program/programme within Australian government and public service. Notes personal preferences of prime ministers Howard, Rudd and Abbott, and assumptions about what the differences signify.
Stephanie Holt

11 surprising language "errors" that have become common usage - 67 views

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    Straightforward blog post listing 11 words once denounced or disputed. Objections are not disccussed, but come from a fascinating range of sources, and on varying grounds. Stretches from the sixteenth century to more recent coinages (TS Eliot on "television).
Stephanie Holt

Don't be surprised if you see a selfie in the Oxford Dictionary's next edition - 7 views

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    Short news item on the OED's new words for 2013. Notes Australian origins of word of the year "selfie", as well as noting alternate spellings.
Stephanie Holt

8 Symbols That We Turned Into Words | Mental Floss - 4 views

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    The symbols we use also have names: dollar sign, treble clef, asterisk, etc. But sometimes the name for a symbol takes on a different sort of meaning.
Stephanie Holt

The Americans Are Ruining Our Language | The Fifth Columnist - 2 views

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    First of all, nobody's ruining the English language. And for anyone to call it "our" language is repugnantly colonial. Language spreads and language changes. English is spoken across the globe by m...
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