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Susan Senator , in a heart rending, and totally misguided attempt to protect her cognitively ...
by Granny Doc
Comment Count 704 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 04:58 AM PDT with 430 Recommends
Anyone active in Progressive politics knows George Lakoff as one of the main men who finally helped the Democrats understand how average voters think. Lakoff told Democrats to stop giving boring ...
by WanderMan
Comment Count 966 comments on Sat Jan 30, 2010 at 09:05 PM PST with 370 Recommends
The evolution of Middle English into early Modern English involved a systematic change in the pronunciation of long, stressed vowels. This is known as the Great Vowel Shift (GVS) and it happened ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 148 comments on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 08:24 AM PDT with 209 Recommends
More than 300 years ago, Edward Lhuyd, the Welsh naturalist, botanist, linguist, geographer, and antiquary, became the director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Llhuyd, who was from Osestry on the ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 116 comments on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:17 AM PST with 202 Recommends
All living languages are constantly changing: they are adding new words, changing and adding to the meanings of old words, and forgetting words which are no longer seen as being useful. English has ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 185 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 10:36 AM PST with 164 Recommends
I have trouble believing a report as sweeping as this so please help me check it out MASS FISH DEATHS: MILLIONS HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD ALL OVER THE WORLD IN THE PAST MONTH. So why is this happening? ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 80 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 03:22 PM PDT with 132 Recommends
A dialect is simply a way of speaking at a particular location. All languages are bundles of dialects which vary by pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Just 165 years ago, most Irish people ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 72 comments on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 08:30 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
In 793, Norse raiders—commonly called Vikings—struck the monastery at Lindisfrarne off the coast of Northumberland in England, The monastery, famous for holding the relics of Saint Cuthbert, had ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 08:28 AM PDT with 107 Recommends
Now that I’ve sucked you in with the bait, I’ll wallop you with the switch. This is going to be brief... and it’s hardly going to talk about the Left at all. Sue me. Instead, I’ll bore you ...
by PhilJD
Comment Count 671 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:40 AM PDT with 101 Recommends
William Caxton started printing in Westminster (England) in 1476. His publication of Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first print bestseller in English. While the printing press helped ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 08:17 AM PDT with 89 Recommends
English, unlike Latin, is a living language. As a living language, the words which people use in their everyday life are a reflection of their physical, social, political, economic, and cultural ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 09:04 AM PST with 87 Recommends
Middle English is generally described as the language, and its various dialects, which emerged following the Norman Conquest of 1066 and lasted until the early sixteenth century (the completion of ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 10:18 AM PDT with 85 Recommends
The English language belongs to the Germanic language family and is closely related to Dutch, particularly to Frisian. However, unlike many of the other Germanic languages, English has been ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 08:32 AM PST with 85 Recommends
Native English speakers, when learning their first language other than English, are often surprised (and sometimes confused and puzzled) by the fact that many other languages have several words ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST with 83 Recommends
As a living language, English is constantly changing. New words come into English in many different ways: some of them are borrowed from other languages; some are invented; and some come from proper ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 60 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 08:32 AM PST with 79 Recommends
In 1893 a world’s fair known as the World Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ first voyage to America. Visitors to the fair were able to ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 08:26 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
Politics can be viewed as a war of words: claims, counter-claims, verbal attacks, lies, half-truths, talking points, shouting, and innuendo. Sometimes political campaigns engage in gossip in order ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat May 10, 2014 at 08:08 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
Linguists consider Frisian to be the language which is most closely related to English. Today, it is spoken primarily in the Netherlands. There are about 300,000 speakers in Friesland and the West ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 75 comments on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 08:57 AM PST with 75 Recommends
Halloween has come and gone. Christmas decorations festively decorate the stores while politically the War on Christmas ramps up its intensity. All of this means that winter is coming. With this in ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST with 73 Recommends
Greek is considered by many scholars to be the first great language of Western civilization. Greek-speaking people moved into the Greek Peninsula and the adjacent Balkan Peninsula more than 4,000 ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 08:35 AM PST with 71 Recommends