Neatorama Posts Tagged "English language"
11 English Words That Were Originally Japanese

If you're a native English speaker, you may know more Japanese than you thin...  ...or example, the word "tycoon" has come to mean in English a wealthy and powerful business leader, such as t...  ...l the Meiji Restoration in 1868.This is one of 11 English words of Japanese orig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/23/11-English-Words-That-Were-Originally-Japanese/
1871: War Between the US and Britain Averted When the US Agrees to Not Split Infinitives...

(USS Kearsarge vs. CSS Alabama by Xanthus Smith)I&...  ...Britain would not budge: proper grammar.(Me Fail English t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)At that time, Br...  ...he NeatoShop)At that time, British conventions of English grammar considered splitting an infinitive a seri...  ...atical error. Thomas R. Lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/1871-War-Averted-Between-the-US-and-Britain-When-the-US-Agrees-to-Not-Split-Infinitives/
Researchers at MIT Invent the World's Toughest Tongue Twister...

(Image: NeatoFrog T-shirt)It’s “pad kid poured curd pulled cold.”Can you say that? How fast? How fast can you say it 10 times? That was the test developed by psychologists at the Massachusetts Institute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/10/Researchers-at-MIT-Invent-the-Worlds-Toughest-Tongue-Twister/
Study: California Men Are Increasingly Talking in the Valley Girl Dialect...

(Image from the movie Valley Girl, Atlantic Entert...  ...earchers were therefore not able to infer similar language patters in older Californians.-via Dave Barry

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/09/Study-California-Men-Are-Increasingly-Talking-in-the-Valley-Girl-Dialect/
An Obituary for the Letter E...

Joshua David Stein of Wired made a fascinating obs...  ...the letter E, long the most common letter in the English language , has lost its prominence in the internet age. Man...  ..., is something that has been a feature of written English since Anglo-Saxon times,” said Professor Da...  ...t Linguistics. &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/An-Obituary-for-the-Letter-E/
English Has a New Preposition Because Internet

In standard English , “because” is a subordinating conjunc...  ...is linguistic trend because they tend to condense language . Like Strunk & White’s Rule #17, they e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/English-Has-a-New-Preposition-Because-Internet/
The Differences Between British and American English

I suspect that most Americans will be familiar with both terms, thanks to the prevalence of British television in the United States (thank you, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey).But, British visitors, you may want to study t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/The-Differences-Between-British-and-American-English/
School Bans Slang Terms Including "You Woz" and "Innit"...

(Photo: Neil Griffiths)Innit a shame? The Harris A...  ...f the new rule is to teach children to use proper English so that they may be ready to work and interact in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/28/School-Bans-Slang-Terms-Including-You-Woz-and-Innit/
The History of the Word "Dude"...

(The Dude t-shirt, now on sale at the NeatoShop)So...  ...J. Gould traces the origin of the word. In modern English , the context matters a lot:Dude may be the most M...  ...may be the most Mandarin Chinese word in American English . In Mandarin, depending on how I intone the singl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/The-History-of-the-Word-Dude-2/
Website Translation Options...

Mr. Lovenstein explains why websites offer multipl...  ...websites offer multiple translations in the same language .I'd find it handy if websites came in Texan English in addition to, you know, foreign English . But that service is rarely available.Link

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/13/Website-Translation-Options/




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