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Addressing People of Title - Address and Salutation Dignitaries – Federal President of a Republic Address: His/Her Excellency (First name and surname), President of the Republic of….. Salutation: Excellency: Closing: Yours sincerely, President of the United States Address: The President Salutation: Dear Mr./Madam President: Closing: Respectfully ,
The Boring States of America, according to Google users' search queries. Courtesy of Renee DiResta / NoUpside Note: The interactive map below may not be working in some browsers, including Internet Explorer 8. Apologies for any inconvenience while we track down the bug. Indiana: boring. Google autocomplete interactive map of state stereotypes: the fat, boring, and racist states of America
Linguists reveal the 100 words that have shaped the English language 1 Roe The first word (5th c) 2 Lea Naming places (8th c) 3 And An early abbreviation (8th c) 4 Loaf An unexpected origin (9th c) 5 Out Changing grammar (9th c) 6 Street A Latin loan (9th c)
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But the forces that are helping to flatten the landscape are also creating new ways to save its hidden, cloistered corners, as in the unlikely survival of Siletz Dee-ni. An American Indian language with only about five speakers left — once dominant in this part of the West, then relegated to near extinction — has, since earlier this year, been shouting back to the world: Hey, we’re talking. (In Siletz that would be naa-ch’aa-ghit-’a.) “We don’t know where it’s going to go,” said Bud Lane, a tribe member who has been working on the online Siletz Dee-ni Talking Dictionary for nearly seven years, and recorded almost all of its 10,000-odd audio entries himself. Siletz Language, With Few Voices, Finds Modern Way to Survive
News: The Blog A Future of Fewer Words? Five Trends Shaping the Future of Language By Lawrence Baines Published in 2012 in THE FUTURIST 46(2), 42–47. Summary: Natural selection is as much a phenomenon in human language as it is in natural ecosystems. An ongoing “survival of the fittest” may lead to continuing expansion of image-based communications and the extinction of more than half the world’s languages by this century’s end. Just after I moved to Oklahoma three years ago, I was invited to a meeting of the state’s Department of Education to discuss Native American languages.
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Q From Ray Franklin : Jake-leg is a very interesting word, a pejorative used by my Mississippi-born father to describe sloppy or inadequate work, and the person performing it. A That was a question, right? If so, I’ll answer it. Jake-leg is indeed an interesting American term. Jake-leg
Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. As I noted in my earlier article , rules and conventions about when to use and not to use commas are legion. But certain errors keep popping up. Here are a few of them. Identification Crisis If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a thousand times. I’m referring to a student’s writing a sentence like:
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The English language has developed from an Anglo-Saxon base of common words: household words, parts of the body, common animals, natural elements, most pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and auxiliary verbs.
This is a list of notable idioms in the English language . An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its composite words' denotations would suggest. For example, an English speaker would understand the phrase "kick the bucket" to mean "to die" – as well as to actually kick a bucket. Furthermore, they would understand when each meaning is being used in context. An idiom is not to be confused with other figures of speech such as a metaphor , which invokes an image by use of implicit comparisons ( e.g. , "the man of steel" ); a simile , which invokes an image by use of explicit comparisons ( e.g. , "faster than a speeding bullet" ); and hyperbole , which exaggerates an image beyond truthfulness ( e.g. , like "missed by a mile" ). Idioms are also not to be confused with proverbs , which are simple sayings that express a truth based on common sense or practical experience.
To Predict Dating Success, The Secret's In The Pronouns : Shots - Health Blog People who are interested in and paying close attention to each other begin to speak more alike, a psychologist says. iStockphoto.com On a recent Friday night, 30 men and 30 women gathered at a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C. Their goal was love, or maybe sex, or maybe some combination of the two. They were there for speed dating. The women sat at separate numbered tables while the men moved down the line, and for two solid hours they did a rotation, making small talk with people they did not know, one after another, in three-minute increments.
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