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193 gloriously different ways of saying you're drunk

193 gloriously different ways of saying you're drunk | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Swizzled, fuddled and boozed are familiar ways to refer to having one (or four) too many drinks – but there are actually nearly 200 historical words for 'drunk' that are just as satisfying to say.
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Language Services CH on Twitter

Language Services CH on Twitter | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Merry Christmas in each EU language #xl8 #languages pic.twitter.com/JSkt3EPkHA
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Joshua sur Twitter

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Textspeak 101: Coming to a College Near You?

Textspeak 101: Coming to a College Near You? | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
If you engage in text messaging even minimally, chances are you can interpret the above image without much difficulty.
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The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect - Wired

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect - Wired | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Wired The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect Wired Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You...
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British English and American English words and spelling tips

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British English and American English words and also spelling tips for both British and American English

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Learning Basic English vocabulary and grammar's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:12 PM

British English and American English words and also spelling tips for both British and American English

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To whom it may concern: I use BRITISH English! I am not spelling these words incorrectly! 

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The BBC: how the voice of an empire became part of an evolving world - The Guardian

The BBC: how the voice of an empire became part of an evolving world - The Guardian | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
The Guardian The BBC: how the voice of an empire became part of an evolving world The Guardian The World Service – until 1965 known as the External Services or General Overseas Service – is the offspring of two distinct streams in the early BBC:...
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Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences? - Phys.Org

Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences? - Phys.Org | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
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Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences?
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The Speech Accent Archive: The English Accents of People Who Speak 341 Different Languages

The Speech Accent Archive: The English Accents of People Who Speak 341 Different Languages | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Over the years, I've met with several foreign speaking partners. Through conversation, I learn their language — Spanish, Korean, Japanese — and they learn mine — English.
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New bill proposes fines for using foreign words - Russia and India Report

New bill proposes fines for using foreign words - Russia and India Report | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
New bill proposes fines for using foreign words Russia and India Report Russian MPs, concerned about the purity of the Russian language, have submitted to the State Duma a bill on fines for excessive use of words borrowed from other languages, or...
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When Slang Becomes a Slur - The Atlantic

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When Slang Becomes a Slur The Atlantic The team's attorneys and linguistics experts argued that this demonstrated that the term had never really been disparaging—just a “robust informal synonym” for “American Indian,” which dictionaries only...
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Do You Speak American . What Lies Ahead? . Change . Ruining | PBS

Do You Speak American . What Lies Ahead? . Change . Ruining | PBS | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Linguistic nerd-out of the day. Language Myth #21: Americans are Ruining English by John Algeo http://t.co/zo4V4onF3s #linguistics
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Crikey! Our national vocabulary might be growing up - The Daily Telegraph

Crikey! Our national vocabulary might be growing up - The Daily Telegraph | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Crikey! Our national vocabulary might be growing up
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For those who insist on measuring their national pride on the uniqueness of its linguistics, there is comfort to be found in newly popular phrases such as Ja'mie's “quiche”.
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New words - 19 January 2015

New words - 19 January 2015 | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
flower beard noun a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what's come to be known as 'the flower beard.' [ 21...

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Skype Translator Preview program opens up a whole new world of communication

Skype Translator Preview program opens up a whole new world of communication | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Skype Translator Preview program opens up a whole new world of communication

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:55 PM

Read rest of the story on the link to: Skype Translator Preview program opens up a whole new world of communication

 

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Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak

Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others
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To Get Fluent in a New Language, Think in Pictures - Wall Street Journal

To Get Fluent in a New Language, Think in Pictures - Wall Street Journal | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
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We can go even deeper than pictures by mentally connecting new words to old memories. When's the last time you met a gato?
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14 Hilarious Automatic Text and Tweet Generators With a Flair for Poetry and Language Play

14 Hilarious Automatic Text and Tweet Generators With a Flair for Poetry and Language Play | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
We now have the processing power, and mountains of language data, to automate all kinds of useful language tasks, from translation to reading messy handwriting.
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The Ultimate List of Words and Phrases that Convert

The Ultimate List of Words and Phrases that Convert | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
Over 150 words and phrases that convert, as chosen by research studies, advertising legends, and psychology

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6 Tips for Healthy Conversational Writing - Business 2 Community

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6 Tips for Healthy Conversational Writing
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However, wiping out rules & regulations does not mean that you write with slangs. Your writing style should be simple and comprehensible without breaking major grammatical rules.
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How Many Languages is it Possible to Know?

How Many Languages is it Possible to Know? | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
There are millions of people, even in the mostly monolingual US, who speak more than one language at home. Competence in three languages is not unusual. But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages?
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The 20 Least-Known Words In English - Business Insider

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In the online vocabulary test, 100 letter sequences — which may or may not be real English words — flash across the takers' screens.
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FIND THE WORDS CHALLENGE!

Original video: http://youtu.be/TcDqndkIbw8 Beth's video: http://youtu.be/L2vFbEFGi6E The Rules: 1. Using the first letter from the titles of your books. Make as many words as you can, in...
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As forests are cleared and species vanish, there's one other loss: a world of languages

As forests are cleared and species vanish, there's one other loss: a world of languages | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages.
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Struth! British experts claim Australian slang is about to cark it - Australian Times

Struth! British experts claim Australian slang is about to cark it - Australian Times | Evolving World of Words and Languages | Scoop.it
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Struth! British experts claim Australian slang is about to cark it Australian Times “There was certainly a huge shift in attitude towards Australian English in the UK as a result of Neighbours,” said John Hajek, a professor in...
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