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July 7, 2015
Comments Off on Just don’t do it
Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’.…
January 16, 2011
You don't earn brownie points when you use the wrong kind of words in your job description: curate vs. curator.
September 17, 2010
The bloody, war-wracked history of England gives us a little insight into why our English language the way it is: visceral, direct, forceful and eschewing many of the linguistic niceties seen in other languages.
September 9, 2010
Good pronunciation makes for a good first impression. When people understand you, many good things can come to you.
September 2, 2010
Found a note I wrote from my paperwork: 17 March 2010 @ 01.20 As I sit in my office dealing with sensible stuff, I have the telly on just a few feet away. The Pearl Report is doing a hall-of-fame kind of report on a local Hong Kong politician. The English in Hong Kong is […]
September 2, 2010
English tenses are not for picking on a whim. You just can't pick and use any ole' tense to use just because you're too much of a dumbferk to realise you're doin' it wrong.
August 28, 2010
Comments Off on How to learn a language
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 – http://blog.yago.sg/2010/08/23/learning-a-language-for-busy-people/ Language learning: how to use your new skill – http://blog.yago.sg/2010/08/27/language-learning-applicatio/
August 3, 2010
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Latest musing from our sister blog at The Naked Listener’s Weblog: http://thenakedlistener.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/ever-noticed/