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Disability — A British History Of The Eighties

Ian Dury's 1981 Spasticus Autisticus got banned from the TV channels and disapproved by the Spastic Society. 

Little did they know that he was reaching for the moral highground, and disabled himself — and why should they? Just yelling. 

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Toolbox & documents for non-native English speakers Outils & documents pour l'entraînement à la pratique de l'anglais
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DICTIONNAIRES ENG-FR/FR-ENG

- Wordreference (avec forum très réactif quand on a une question)

- Grand dictionnaire terminologique (Canadien; vocabulaire technique)

 

DICTIONNAIRES/THESAURUS ANGLAIS

- The Free dictionary (bonnes définitions, synonymes)

 

USAGE

- avec une recherche plein texte entre "..." sur Google, évidemment

- Linguee

- My Memory

 

PRONONCIATION

- Amy Walker est fille de musiciens, actrice de formation, elle explique merveilleusement les différences de motricité, de résonance, de respiration des différents accents http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BB9C7AAE6470D53

- pour tester la prononciation d'une phrase avec un avatar (exemple :

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=6886966&height=267&width=200),

http://www.voki.com/ c'est rigolo

 

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Lord Evans of Temple Guiting obituary

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting obituary | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Publisher who turned Faber & Faber into a champion of the best contemporary writing
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Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr. (September 12, 1892 - August 11, 1984) was an American publisher of the 20th century, and founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.. His contemporaries included the likes of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, and (of the previous generation) Frank Nelson Doubleday, J. Henry Harper and Henry Holt.

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A Stranger at the Family Table - The New Yorker

A Stranger at the Family Table - The New Yorker | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

I speak Mandarin with a neutral accent, but my speech inevitably bears traces of my origins and education, of growing up in a household where my parents spoke to each other in the Minnan dialect of Fujian province (specifically with a Penang-Malaysian accent and vocabulary), to us in Mandarin, to their siblings in Hainanese (on my father’s side) or a mixture of Hokkien and Cantonese (on my mother’s side). At school in Kuala Lumpur, a city historically dominated by immigrant Cantonese-speakers, the only Chinese language I used was Cantonese, mainly of a slangy, coarse variety that consisted mostly of profanity; otherwise I studied in and spoke Malay and the local strain of English. With my cousins in rural Perak and Kelantan, I spoke a pidgin of Malay, Mandarin, English, and Cantonese. I became quite skilled quite young at modulating my speech to suit whomever I was speaking to. I knew what proportion of Malay or Mandarin or colloquial English to use, and in what situation, knew when to swear in Cantonese, knew when to be correct, when to be urban-cool, when to be country-direct.

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'MONKEY'

'MONKEY' | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

The monkey is an intelligence that has mastered Taoist powers but must learn the meekness and compassion of Buddhism.

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'Happy Birthday' song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules

'Happy Birthday' song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
The story began in 1893, with a Kentucky schoolteacher and her older sister. Patty Smith Hill and Mildred J. Hill wrote the song for Patty’s kindergarten students, titling it “Good Morning To All.” The original lyrics Patty wrote were: “Good morning to you / Good morning to you / Good morning, dear children / Good morning to all."

Patty later said that she had worked with her sister to compose a simple melody to match the words that could be easily sung by young children.
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Wow! It's gymnastics singing the most well-known song to the tune but with the original lyrics:

"Good morning to you

Good morning to you

Good morning, dear children

Good morning to all.".

 

Furthermore: consider that THE 'day' effectively starts in the night*, going through the moon course before the sun time... Again, with the shift in attention to the 'middle' of the 'usual time', the original lyrics work very nicely indeed.

Or should we say better than ever? Then again, I'm not much one for birthdays. Curious anyhow.

 

* Ivan Segré, https://youtu.be/fV5MQHldBLQ

 

 

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Pourquoi les Anglais roulent-ils à gauche?

Pourquoi les Anglais roulent-ils à gauche? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

N’y voyez aucun effet de leur légendaire excentricité. Les Anglais ne sont pas les seuls à rouler à gauche. Un tiers des pays dans le monde font de même. Cette pratique remonte à l’Antiquité, quand les hommes, en majorité droitiers, portaient leur épée à gauche pour la dégainer plus rapidement.

 

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Why Women Apologize and Should Stop

Why Women Apologize and Should Stop | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Julia Child, a consummate charmer, said it best: “Never apologize.” Probably because she never asked anyone to eat dirt.

 
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Goodwill

le goodwill (selon le Vernimmen, « Le goodwill naît de l'écart entre le prix payé pour acquérir une société, mettons 100, et la quote part des capitaux propres de cette société qui revient à l'acquéreur, mettons 40 »). L’invention de ce dernier est relativement récente. Au contraire du capital (qui figure au passif d’un bilan), l’évaluation du goodwill (ce dernier figurant à l’actif ; j’ajoute exprès au passage, que le goodwill est à mon sens rempli d’images) est souvent complexe parce qu’elle est, à mon sens, plus directement liée « au social » (il faudrait presque doubler les guillemets tant la chose est brûlante !; je rappelle aussi la terminologie « parts sociales »).
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The Sidelong Glance | Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter On Essay-Writing

The Sidelong Glance | Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter On Essay-Writing | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
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I don’t know you know whether its worth very much — I mean the essay — when you have it written. I’m rather afraid of it as an enemy to the really creative writing that holds scenes and things in the eye voices in the ear and whole situations as a sort of plexus in the body (I don’t know just where).

via Florence Trocmé

 


Via Florence Trocmé, Brigitte Cadaureille
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The official EFSET® English test

The official EFSET® English test | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Test your English with the EF Standard English Test (EFSET®), the only open-access standardized English test built to rigorous academic requirements, identical to fee-based exams.
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The woman who forced us to look death in the face

The woman who forced us to look death in the face | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
In the 1960s, British aristocrat Jessica Mitford wrote a best-seller on the funeral industry’s practices. Twenty years after her death, she can still teach us how to handle mortality.
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Reviving the Journals of Sylvia Plath

Reviving the Journals of Sylvia Plath | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
The unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath span the entirety of the poet's adult life. Karen Kukil, who edited the journals, reflects on what we can learn from them about Plath's life and work.
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Why do Poets write Iambic Pentameter?

Why do Poets write Iambic Pentameter? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
May 14, 2009 Tweaked & corrected some typos. Because it wasn't there. During the sixteenth century, which culminated in poets like Drayton, Sidney, Spenser, Daniel, and Shakespeare, English was seen as common and vulgar - fit for record keeping. Latin was still considered, by many, to be the language of true literature. Latin was essentially…
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Jean-Pierre Carasso, Rien que la vie

Jean-Pierre Carasso, Rien que la vie | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Nous apprenons la triste nouvelle de la mort de Jean-Pierre Carasso, traducteur hors pair des plus grands : Carver, Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Alice Munro, la liste est infinie… C’est à travers ses mots, et ceux de sa compagne Jacqueline Huet, que nous avons lu La Conjuration des imbéciles, Jay McInerney, redécouvert Last Exit to Brooklyn (« œuvre…
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9 French Words We Should Be Using in English

9 French Words We Should Be Using in English | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
French has many “why don’t we have a word for that?” words and even more that are just plain beautiful. Here’s a short list of my 9 favorite French words.
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'Vulgar' use of parmesan cheese

'Vulgar' use of parmesan cheese | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

The Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Consortium could launch legal action against Pornhub, after the website released an advert for its new subscription service which features the much-loved product.

The advert depicts a middle-aged couple shopping in the supermarket, where the man asks the woman: “Why don’t we get this aged Parmigiano-Reggiano? They say it’s the Pornhub Premium of cheeses.”

 
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▶ English Country Dances - 17Th Century Music - J.Playford,D.Douglass,P.O'Dette,A.Lawrence-King - YouTube

Related Exhibition: The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection September 7, 2011 -- January 2...
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Believe me, &c. | Wellington's Dispatches on June 19th, 1815

Believe me, &c. | Wellington's Dispatches on June 19th, 1815 | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

200 years gone: Battle of Waterloo

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C. 1900s: IMMIGRANT FAMILY, ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK (VIA EUROPEANA)

C. 1900s: IMMIGRANT FAMILY, ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK (VIA EUROPEANA) | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

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