Neatorama Posts Tagged "English"
Synonyms For The 96 Most Commonly Used Words in English

Image credit: Flickr user Leon BrocardAs writers,...  ...do the hard work for us so we don't have to.Just English assembled a list of synonyms for the 96 most comm...  ...f synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English , and you don't have to be a writer to appreciate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/15/Synonyms-For-The-96-Most-Commonly-Used-Words-in-English/
So, Which American English Dialect Do You Speak?

It's not whether you speak English ... it's what dialect of American English do you speak. A decade ago, Robert Delaney...  ...ersity put together a map of the various American English dialects (and subdialects) that exist in the Unit...  ...Pacific Southwest¬...

http://www.neatorama.com/neatopicto/2014/09/10/So-Which-American-English-Dialects-Do-You-Speak/
English is Crazy!

[http://youtu.be/ZXa8cO9mXFk] YouTube Lin...  ...YouTube Link - via digg We know, we know. English is one crazy language. But that's why we love it....  ...AsapTHOUGHT channel) took Richard Lederer's Crazy English and Richard Krogh's The English Lesson to illust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/02/English-is-Crazy/
Pronunciation Errors That Shaped Our Language...

It may grate on your sensibilities when people mispronounce words, especially people who should know better. However, the "correct" pronunciation may have been born of a mispronunciation long ago. Here are a couple of ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Pronunciation-Errors-That-Shaped-Our-Language/
13 Rules For Using Commas Without Looking Like An Idiot...

One of the most popular articles of the day is a guide to using commas from Business Insider. The rules are pretty down-to-earth, and the mood is lightened by the duck in most of the examples. But there are always people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/18/13-Rules-For-Using-Commas-Without-Looking-Like-An-Idiot/
79 Common Mispronunciations...

[http://youtu.be/xc6cfJztR8A] (YouTube link)When you learn new words by reading and not so much by hearing them, it's easy to mispronounce them in your head. Then later, if you hear the word spoken, you might not even re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/01/79-Common-Mispronunciations/
You Can't Write Proper English Under Pressure

Here's a great game for proud grammar nazis and everyone else, too. How fast can you spot improper word usage and spelling? Really fast? Here's a game to test whether your opinion matches your skills. All you have to do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/You-Cant-Write-Proper-English-Under-Pressure/
U.S. Space Team's Up Goer Five...

There are around a half-million words in the full...  ...re around a half-million words in the full Oxford English Dictionary, though most people use only a few tho...  ...V rocket using only the 1,000 most commonly-used English words. This comic grew out of Munroe's journeys i...  ...s comic grew out of Munroe'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/US-Space-Teams-Up-Goer-Five/
Hungry Pumkin...

[http://youtu.be/_8Ctwl63XCg] (YouTube link)This e...  ...oduces the game only promises to teach your child English words. Teaching them how to be polite about their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/24/Hungry-Pumkin/
Ghoti is Pronounced Fish in the English Language

Quick, say "ghoti." If you didn't...  ...obviously you don't know anything about English spelling. Try this: pronounce gh...  ...Ghoti has been used by advocates of English spelling reform as far back as 1855 (it was...  ...ir efforts to simplify the spellings of *s...

http://www.neatorama.com/trivia/2012/09/09/Ghoti-is-Pronounced-Fish-in-the-English-Language/




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