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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

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

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

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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