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June 2010 (1)

  1. Namin’ names, kickin’ butts

August 2010 (3)

  1. Musing
  2. Signs that you’re going to mess up big time
  3. How to learn a language

September 2010 (15)

  1. Picking tenses
  2. Scribbling re TV language
  3. ‘Add oil’ is lingo spillage
  4. Site update: Reorganised categories
  5. Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis a.k.a. B[W]anker’s Syndrome
  6. Pronunciation is as much good English as good grammar
  7. Control and accusations
  8. Usage: Contractions
  9. Our bloody English heritage
  10. How much English are you using?
  11. How many languages do you know?
  12. Making mistakes is normal
  13. Oppressive language
  14. Comprehension: Short questions
  15. Active language is active thinking

October 2010 (8)

  1. Is there a difference?
  2. Site Update: Abbreviations page
  3. Update: Theme enhancements
  4. Update: Statement page updated
  5. Update: Abbreviations page now renamed Glossary
  6. Grammar deconstructed according to grammarkillaz
  7. The Rube Goldberg machine of language
  8. Training kids to be disingenuous

November 2010 (4)

  1. Training kids to be disingenuous
  2. Getting my act together
  3. Differences: doing vs. to do
  4. Cross-post: ‘The end is nigh, perhaps?’

December 2010 (1)

  1. Seasons greetings

January 2011 (2)

  1. At the end of learning
  2. How not to describe your job

February 2011 — NIL (0)

March 2011 (1)

  1. If you’re helping, don’t foster at the same time

April 2011 — NIL (0)

May 2011 (4)

  1. Come again, who’s dead?
  2. English vs. Chinese as lingua franca
  3. Orwell: Morally wrong to write badly
  4. When you hate something, say it

June 2011 (6)

  1. Complete vs. finished
  2. Upscale restroom sign
  3. Skills: Where did this English come from? Part 1
  4. Skills: Where did this English come from? Part 2
  5. Reading games
  6. Feeling frustrated? Depends who’s saying it

July 2011 (2)

  1. How to save your own ‘face’
  2. Paraprosdokian

August 2011 (10)

  1. Know your words: Unlawful
  2. Know your words: Illegal
  3. Know your words: Illegitimate
  4. Know your words: Illicit
  5. Know your words: Immoral
  6. Know your words: Unlicensed
  7. Know your words: Criminal
  8. Recap: unlawful, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, immoral, unlicensed, criminal
  9. Phraseology: ‘as it were’ vs. ‘so to speak’
  10. Native fluency, or just naive fluency?

September 2011 — NIL (0)

October 2011 (8)

  1. Phraseology: ‘as it were’ vs. ‘so to speak’
  2. Native fluency, or just naive fluency?
  3. The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List
  4. Native fluency: A naively native response
  5. Native fluency: Racially inspired response
  6. Correction: Last post
  7. It isn’t ‘moneychanger,’ Monsieur Retard
  8. Which hunt is that?

November 2011 (2)

  1. Value of your degree in today’s world
  2. How curmudgeonly are you?

December 2011 (1)

  1. Site updates: Dark theme until 4th January

January 2012 (1)

  1. This blog goes dark in protest at SOPA/PIPA

February 2012 — NIL (0)

March 2012 (4)

  1. How do you mispronounce them?
  2. When you’re furloughed, are you on holiday?
  3. New glossary entry: ‘Native fluency’
  4. Bloody ’ell, wotcha bleedin’ attitude

April 2012 (6)

  1. Bloody ’ell, wotcha bleedin’ attitude
  2. According to your crap or my gold?
  3. How different? Or how deaf are you? (1/4)
  4. How different? The gurus speaketh (2/4)
  5. How different? Stats (3/4)
  6. How different? Just do it! (4/4)

May 2012 (6)

  1. ‘Rising damp’
  2. Site Update: Glossary
  3. FAIL: Literalism, lost in translation, literally
  4. Your ‘cum’ is rubbish
  5. Not black and white: the realities of the English language
  6. Not black and white (2/3)

June 2012 (1)

  1. Not black and white (Part 3)

July 2012 (2)

  1. To lah or not lah, that is the question
  2. Pity the young souls

August 2012 — NIL (0)

September 2012 (1)

  1. ‘Scholarism’? Is it edible?

October 2012 (1)

  1. Deep end: The difficulty of learning languages

November 2012 (3)

  1. Ten horrible habits about learning
  2. Prepositioning for failure
  3. ‘Scholarism’: A reply that shouldn’t insult your intelligence

December 2012 (4)

  1. Ramping up the scholarly flak
  2. Site Update: ‘Dark’ theme for winter
  3. Site Update: Holiday Season
  4. Fail: Who’re you quoting anyway?

January 2013 (2)

  1. Site Update: Return to ‘Light’ Theme
  2. The Italian Job

February 2013 (2)

  1. You pay peanuts, you get … a punch in the goolies
  2. You pay peanuts, you get … (A follow-up)

March 2013 — NIL (0)

April 2013 (1)

  1. Mr Moneybags, here are the men you’re looking for

Last 13 weeks

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