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Origin of the name ‘grammar nazi’

May 10, 2015


Everything you almost wanted to know about the name 'grammar nazi,' when my grammar is gooder than yours.

New glossary entry: ‘Native fluency’

March 18, 2012


(Updated 18 March 2012 to fix typos and broken links) NEW ENTRY ADDED to the Glossary with links to related articles, which should please some of us no end but probably the worst-possible answer to those seeking to ‘achieve’ the below. * * * native fluency See also ADJ and ADV [in the Glossary] Related: elitespeak, irrelephant, grammarfreak, peevologist [in the Glossary]. Native […]

Native fluency: Racially inspired response

October 22, 2011


THE ESTEEMED SUBSCRIBER, who inspired my dedicated response “Native fluency: A naively native response” to an earlier article, has put in another brilliant comment — again deserving of another dedicated post! You now have empirical proof of the astoundingly high quality of Learn English or Starve and its readers. Quality of life just improved by knowing this. […]

Native fluency: A naively native response

October 21, 2011


AN ESTEEMED SUBSCRIBER wrote a superb comment yesterday on our featured article “Native fluency, or just naive fluency?” It deserves a dedicated response. N.B. The subscriber’s comment relates to Chinese learners and about learning English, but the theme of the comment is valid for all nationality of learners and the learning of any language. I […]

How to learn a language

August 28, 2010

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Two posts from those who know what they are talking about when learning a language. And don’t forget to read the comments in the posts. Learning a language for busy people – Language learning: how to use your new skill –