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The joy of slang

Love it or loathe it, slang (or non-standard English) is all around us. Language purists try in vain to impose rules that would keep language constrained to what they would define as ‘proper’ usage but the joy of English (and … Continue reading

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English? Globish? Chinglish?

The reach of English is astounding. English is the third largest language, by number of native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. According to Wikipedia, around 400 million people speak English as a first language and between 199 million and … Continue reading

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