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The politics of grammar

By describing himself as a grammar fascist recently, the British Conservative MP Alan Duncan may have had his tongue firmly in his cheek but it’s striking how people who get worked up over English usage, grammar, style, and punctuation¬†will often … 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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