Posts Tagged ‘English language’

So, When Did We Begin Starting Sentences with ‘So’?

April 24, 2019

So, is it condescending or just annoying?

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“So, What’s The Big Deal With Starting A Sentence With ‘So’?” Geoff Nunberg, Fresh Air

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April 8, 2012

“Vowels,” a short film by illustrator and filmmaker Temujin Doran, based on a 1945 Linguaphone instructional recording.

Hat tip: Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

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‘Cassette Tape’ Erased From the Dictionary? Rewind That.

August 30, 2011

'Cassette Tape' Erased Fron the Dictionary? Rewind That.

You may have read that the new 12th edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary omits the term “cassette tape” from its entries to make room for a bunch of new Web terms like “sexting,” “retweet” and “woot.” Digital displaces analog, get it? Good story, only it doesn’t appear to be true.

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