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April 4, 2014 at 8:43 am
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Q: How do you comfort a grammar nazi?
A: There, Their, They’re
 

A pregnant woman went into labour and began to yell, “Couldn’t! Wouldn’t! Shouldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!”
She was having contractions.
 

Q: What is Grammar?

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The worst interpreter in the world!

March 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm

When you don’t speak a language, it’s difficult to hide it. Yet, comedienne Katherine Tate truly believes she can take up the role of an interpreter at the last minute.

Discover how a professional situation can turn very, very funny … Read more

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The A to Z of language learning

January 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

A is for… accent

The key to sounding good in a foreign language, a good accent comes with time and practice. Some people seem to have a natural aptitude for copying accents, while others will always sound “foreign”. There is … Read more

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Profanity in entertainment: frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn

December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

When Rhett Butler finally told Scarlett O’Hara how he felt about her at the end of Gone with the Wind, it caused a sensation in the USA. The word “damn” had been prohibited by the 1930 Motion Picture Association’s … Read more

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Change in the English language: some interesting Google N-Grams

November 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

One of Google’s lesser-known but more influential programmes is Google Books. Started quietly in 2002, the operation aims to digitise all of the world’s books. Many authors, illustrators and libraries have mixed feelings about what this means for copyrighted material, … Read more

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48 hours in Berlin

November 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm

According to legend, Berlin’s residents take pride in being blunt to the point of grumpiness. The phenomenon even has a name: The Berliner Schnauze (“Berliner snout”).

Are the Berliners hard done by? Or is the reputation deserved?

Either way, Berlin … Read more

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Five iconic Latin American cocktails

October 7, 2013 at 10:18 am

One of the great pleasures of travelling is immersing yourself in local culture; trying local food and drink is an essential part of this. In Latin America, that includes the local cocktails.

If you find yourself in a strange land, … Read more

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