Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
Whole Phrases Hidden in English Words...

English is a language that's always evolving. Every day, we use words t...  ...und a long time, but they've changed. One way the language has changed is by condensing sentences we use a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/19/Whole-Phrases-Hidden-in-English-Words/
What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?...

We've all heard someone called so-and-so the second and others called blah-blah-blah Jr. but what makes someone a "Jr" as opposed to a "II"? Thanks to Mental Floss' Big Question, now we know. It seems a Jr. is generally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/23/Whats-the-Difference-Between-Jr-and-II/
Why Do Canadians Say 'Eh'?...

The Canadian linguistic quirk of putting "eh" at the end of a sentence is an example of a tag, which is a word or phrase appended to a sentence. In Mandarin, any statement appended with "ma" turns that statement into a q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Why-Do-Canadians-Say-Eh/
13 Countries You Might be Surprised to Know Speak English...

If you want to travel the world but don't speak ot...  ...ou want to travel the world but don't speak other languages (and hey, no one can speak them all, right?) it's...  ...laces where the locals have a good handle on your language . If you're reading this, I'm assuming you speak E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/13-Countries-You-Might-be-Surprised-to-Know-Speak-English/
A Cromulent Exercise in Language

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from...  ...nd use words. Perfectly cromulent, if you ask us. Language is constantly expanding in numerous ways—an...  ...uncomfortable to see a new bastardization of the language , even a good one. A recent study noted that the...  ...d one. A recent study no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/05/A-Cromuluent-Exercise-in-Language/
Why Can't Other Primates Speak?...

Monkeys and primates can't speak. That much is cer...  ...e know that some primates can learn to speak sign language and many can learn to understand human words, but...  ...en't mentally capable of understanding how to use language and forming words. So will they be able to learn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/13/Why-Cant-Other-Primates-Speak/
English for Beginners...

Get your hankies out, this is a sweet story about...  ...mmunicate in English. Contains a very little NSFW language .[https://youtu.be/tU5Rnd-HM6A] (YouTube link)This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/06/English-for-Beginners/
How British and American Spelling Parted Ways...

When you set up your spellcheck on your computer,...  ...because even in text, they are becoming different languages . Why do Americans spell words differently from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/09/How-British-and-American-Spelling-Parted-Ways/
Salsa Tequila...

Americans may get the impression that Europeans sp...  ...the impression that Europeans speak all European languages , mainly because they often learn several languages . That’s not the case, as demonstrated by No...  ...n, Dutch, Finnish, and a mishmash of Scandinavian languages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/30/Salsa-Tequila/
Uncovering Thieves’ Cant, the Elizabethan Slang of the Underworld...

A specific jargon from the Middle Ages spread amon...  ...d even Martin Luther wrote about it. The separate language wasn’t just slang or jargon, because it sur...  ...began popping up by the 13th century, in various languages in Europe, and were spoken by the lower class as...  ...o; What we do know for s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/20/Uncovering-Thieves-Cant-the-Elizabethan-Slang-of-the-Underworld/
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