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Online, English has become a common language between users from around the world. In the process, the language itself is changing.
The language is evolving further and further away from its origin.
75 British slang expressions to spice up your everyday vernacular.
Kingston University School of Architecture and Landscape Vertical Project 2012 'The London Public House'
Those people behind the proposal to make the London pub a protected UNESCO type put together these videos of pubs.
From buff to butters, YOLO to amazeballs, slang is ever-changing and continues to shape how people communicate. In the fourth edition of Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Tony Thorne, Language and
Listen to an explanation of the different types of slang at play in contemporary Britain.
The pending Euro and Scottish elections are raising tumultuous debates about English identity and governance. So what do these uncertain times mean for the country's future, asks John Harris
What does it mean to be English? A very party-political look.
The NHS, Tesco and Tristram Hunt among 'people and institutions who should know better' in line for badge of shame
'Less' instead of 'fewer', an apostrophe for a plural: bad grammar highlighted.
Changing economics and tastes in Britain have claimed roughly one out of every five “locals” in the last 20 years.
Should the pub be allowdd to die?
Do you know your espresso from expresso? Your prescription from your perscription?
How's your pron?
Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- A look at the history of the English lan...
A fun 11-minute animated video on the history of the world's lingua franca.
It's wrong to feel queasy about flags and national holidays.
The British middle class is facing a crisis of confidence, says Labour's leader. But in a nation famously fixated on social stratifications, what does the term actually mean?
What the middle class is - or may be - and why British politicians are trying too woo it.
The left wants to celebrate nationality.
The future for every Briton is another country – as history shows. Give us all a referendum to find out what those countries are It's no accident that only the Scottish are holding an independence referendum next year.
English Birth of a Language (BBC Documentary) - (Ep. 1) The Adventure of English The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history...
Melvyn Bragg's book on English is great. Try this for easy access.
A group of architecture students have lodged a bid to protect the humble boozer from characterless renovation or demolition. Do you think it's a worthy cause?
French food, Argentine Tango, Korean tightrope walking, Japanese food. They are all UNESCO cultural heritage. What about British pubs?
The Spitfire Guide to Street Slang
Excellent dictionary of slang from King's College expert.
Eccentric British May pastimes.
Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong
A linguist on the prescriptivism vs descriptivism debate.
War words (some long gone).
In 1994 Will Self wrote a long essay about English culture: how has the nation changed since then? And do the old cherished ideas of Englishness bear any resemblance to reality?
Twenty years of cultural references...
Englishness updated in 2014
I’m 25. I’m a graduate. I’m about to be unemployed. I’m a London suburbanite. And I have no savings. So what class am I?
Class - the obsessions of the British? Or only the middle class? Or perhaps the BBC?
Head to head: That was the conclusion of a new study? Alex McClintock and Rae Earl debate the merits of the Australian upward inflection
The somewhat difficult to define "cheekiness". Is it uniquely British?