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Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Today’s Zoom ’studio’ with a lovely view of Stockholm waters and Kungsholmen.

Monday, April 26th, 2021
Tower Of Babble: Nonnative Speakers Navigate The World Of 'Good' And 'Bad' English

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/04/25/989765565/tower-of-babble-non-native-speakers-navigate-the-world-of-good-and-bad-english

The demand for "proper" English can be used to shut people out of spaces and opportunities. The folks at NPR's "Rough Translation" podcast have a story to tell.

Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Sandra Boynton

Alloweth us continueth this theme.

#TalkLikeShakepeareDay #punstersaretheworst

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

old vs new

Friday, April 23rd, 2021
How to Use Compound Words Correctly (Almost) Every Time

Instead of inventing totally new words, we often just stick them together. https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-compound-words-correctly-almost-every-time-1846738469

Compound words are sprinkled throughout the English language—endless combinations of little words that partner up to form new, bigger words. How they come together in the written language can vary, ... See more

Sunday, April 18th, 2021
People Are Cracking Up Over This Thread Where A British Person Lists 50 American States And What They’re Famous For

When I was in the fourth grade, we had to learn all the names of the 50 US states and their capitals. Those students who got 100% on a test would get an ice cream party. I ate ice cream, and thus my ... See more

To the best of my knowledge Florida is famous for literally every news article that makes Europe go 'oh god that country,' said a British person in the viral thread.

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Arga bibliotekstanten

This pandemic could be the beginning of a shape shifting.

Ja tack 🌳

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
ScottsBassLessons.com

We interrupt your regularly scheduled English-language based post to present something about the universal language of music. The ONLY thing that would make this better is if the cat wore a beret ... See more

This music score deserves an Oscar 😹🙌... Jeffin Rodegheri on bass!

See you in the shed!

#repost

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Social media cross pollination.

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Ella Frances Sanders — 11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

https://ellafrancessanders.com/untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures/

The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there ... See more

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