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Honda adopts English as official language in global meetings

Honda adopts English as official language in global meetings | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it

Honda isn’t the first Japanese automaker to make such a language shift. Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, implemented a similar policy at Nissan more than a decade ago.

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Standing proud for adjectives

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Why "Think different" is OK.

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"How Swearing Works"

"How Swearing Works" | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it

Explore what makes words into swearwords, why most Americans use them and how society responds to swearing. We'll also look at one of its most fascinating aspects -- the way it affects your brain.

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The English language has just died and I am going to hold a funeral for it – Telegraph Blogs

The English language has just died and I am going to hold a funeral for it – Telegraph Blogs | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it
The English language has just died and so I intend to hold a funeral for it, according of course to The Book of Common Prayer.
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Can you guess the expression?

Can you guess the expression? | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it
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A Matter of Fashion

A Matter of Fashion | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it
A trip back in time shows that what is considered proper English changes from century to century.
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13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it
Even if Shakespeare makes you cringe, you've probably used one of his phrases in everyday speech.
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From the Institute of Neologisms to the Cemetery of Forgotten Words.

From the Institute of Neologisms to the Cemetery of Forgotten Words. | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it
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Shakespearean Insulter

This generator is recommended by 9 out of 10 English teachers.

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Merriam-Webster’s Law Dictionary Goes Mobile

Merriam-Webster’s Law Dictionary Goes Mobile | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it
Mobile versions of Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law were released this week, compatible with either iOS or Android devices. Both include more than 10,000 legal words and phrases, along with information on cases, laws and the legal system.

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English spreads as teaching language in universities worldwide

English spreads as teaching language in universities worldwide | English (not only) for Geeks | Scoop.it

The Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy's most prestigious universities, will teach and assess most of its degree and all of its postgraduate courses in English from 2014. While the move proved controversial in Italy, it is far from unusual – universities worldwide have been switching wholly or partly to teaching in English for a number of reasons.


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