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Earlychildhood NEWS is the online resource for teachers and parents of young children, infants to age 8.

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Adorbs new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com – WDYT? | OxfordWords blog

Adorbs new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com – WDYT? | OxfordWords blog | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
We don’t mean to humblebrag, but the August update to OxfordDictionaries.com is bare good and nailed on to interest and impress you. Throw an air punch or
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Alaska's indigenous languages now official along with English - Reuters

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's governor signed a bill on Thursday to officially recognize the state's 20 indigenous languages in a symbolic move that gives a nod to tribal efforts to save Native American...
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Irish words litter New York City slang

Irish words litter New York City slang | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Proving that American slang has its roots in the Irish American urban experience.
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How English-Language TV Shows Are Titled In Other Countries - io9

How English-Language TV Shows Are Titled In Other Countries - io9 | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
When an English-language television show makes the jump to a non-English-speaking country, the show is often retitled to appeal to the new audience. And it's pretty entertaining to see how Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who are retitled.
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There was once a campaign for good limericks …

There was once a campaign for good limericks … | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: The founders of the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form are seeking a limerick for each meaning of every word in the English language by 2043. Have long have you got?
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Decoding the wonderful jargon, slang and bluster of US capital Washington DC - Radio Australia

Decoding the wonderful jargon, slang and bluster of US capital Washington DC - Radio Australia | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Washington DC is a city of insiders, where your command of jargon, slang and bluster reveal whether you are part of the political game, or not.
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Why language is neither an instinct nor innate - 20 October 2014 - New Scientist

Why language is neither an instinct nor innate - 20 October 2014 - New Scientist | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
The ideas of Noam Chomsky, popularised by Steven Pinker, come under fire in Vyvyan Evans's book The Language Myth: Why language is not an instinct
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David Crystal - The Effect of New Technologies on English - YouTube

From the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O'Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans
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Giants pre-World Series dictionary: Get caught up on the lingo - San Jose Mercury News

Giants pre-World Series dictionary: Get caught up on the lingo - San Jose Mercury News | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
From PandaMode to snotrockets to 'Full Throttle' Hunter Pence, the Giants are a colorful bunch.
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Is it acceptable to call someone 'babe'?

Is it acceptable to call someone 'babe'? | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Bus drivers in Brighton and Hove have been told not to call passengers "babe", or other terms of endearment. But can they really offend?
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The hyperbole we love to hate

The hyperbole we love to hate | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
David Shariatmadari: Buzzwords: 'Earth-shatteringly good' pizzas may not live up to their billing, but, linguistically, we'll never escape the cycle of exaggeration
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'Twerking' Is Officially In The Dictionary, Along With 'Vape' And 'Adorkable' - MTV.com

'Twerking' Is Officially In The Dictionary, Along With 'Vape' And 'Adorkable' - MTV.com | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Put on your glasses and perfect your charmingly awkward grin, because “adorkable” is officially in the dictionary — along with “meme,” “vape” and “twerking.”
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The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell Uses to Fool People Into Eating There | Mother Jones

The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell Uses to Fool People Into Eating There | Mother Jones | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
A food linguist decodes the secret messages in menus.
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Teen Slang: Not for Everyone

Teen Slang: Not for Everyone | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Older folks are always trying to appear hipper and in touch with their youth by adopting the language of the teens, but it rarely ends up working.
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Can video games improve your hand-eye coordination?

Can video games improve your hand-eye coordination? | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
It is a commonly accepted fact that playing video games can improve your hand eye coordination. Possessing the ability to work both your hands and eyes together can certainly prove to be useful in ...
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THE HISTORY OF INTERNET SLANG - YouTube

And now you know where the words came from! smh if u believe me then u r not v swag. I apologise about the quality of this video and that it wasn't as funny ...
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Do you prefer potato cakes or scallops?

Do you prefer potato cakes or scallops? | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
ANU linguistics expert Pauline Bryant talks to News Breakfast about variations in word use across Australia.
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Back-to-the-Future Tense: How Does Time Travel Affect Grammar? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Back-to-the-Future Tense: How Does Time Travel Affect Grammar? - Slate Magazine (blog) | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
A recent episode of The Big Bang Theory shows Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard watching Back to the Future, Part II and discussing the appropriate tense to use when talking about something that happened in an alternate past timeline. So of course...
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Listen to 600 People Around the World Say "Potato"

Listen to 600 People Around the World Say "Potato" | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
To celebrate their new book on accents, a father-son author team is inviting you to call a spud a spud
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Wretches and Drudges: The Humor in Johnson’s Dictionary | Dictionary.com Blog

Wretches and Drudges: The Humor in Johnson’s Dictionary | Dictionary.com Blog | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
In honor of Dictionary Day, which marks the birthday of a pioneer of American lexicography, Noah Webster, we'd like to discuss the contributions and legacy of another dictionary editor, Samuel Johnson.
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Can you understand the Northumberland dialect? - ITV News

Can you understand the Northumberland dialect? - ITV News | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Dialect speakers from around the country gathered at Rydal Hall in the Lake District to celebrate the words and phrases that make the English language so rich and diverse.
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Ban on Black Country slang improved reading and writing claims primary

Ban on Black Country slang improved reading and writing claims primary | English Language @ Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Colley Lane Primary School in the West Midlands has revealed pupils are gaining higher grades in reading and writing after a ban on using Black Country slang was imposed.
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