English Vs American Parents. The History of the English Language, Animated. By Maria Popova The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics.
From the fine folks at Open University — who previously gave us these delightful 60-second animated syntheses of the world’s major religions, philosophy’s greatest thought experiments, and the major creative movements in design — comes this infinitely entertaining and illuminating animated history of the English language in 10 minutes: Games With Words: Which English? Is Throw me down the stairs my shoes a good English sentence?
The answer depends on where you live. Many people in Newfoundland find that sentence perfectly grammatical. By taking this quiz, you will be helping train a machine algorithm that is mapping out the differences in English grammar around the world, both in traditionally English-speaking countries and also in countries like Mexico, China, and India. At the end, you can see our algorithm's best guess as to which English you speak as well as whether your first (native) language is English or something else. In this quiz, you will decide which sentences are grammatical (correct) and which are not. Do not worry about whether the sentence is formal or 'proper' or is what you learned in school.
Focus on your gut instincts. This experiment is being conducted by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. BBC Comedy - If Siri was Scottish. □ BBC Comedy - Greg Davies challenges Taylor Lautner to... I spent a year in the UK, and I still use these British slang words - Insider. In the year I spent living in London, I picked up some British slang words that I still find myself using back home in New York.
Wonky, dodgy, and many others have become mainstays in my vocabulary.I've also started referring to French fries as "chips" just like my British counterparts.The Brits have so many slang words that are a part of their everyday speech that some hardly seem like slang at all.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I lived in the UK for just over a year, and moved back to New York last month. There are a few things I miss about living across the pond, and one has to be the British language. Michael McIntyre thinks he's got the... - The Jonathan Ross Show. Weird facts about the English language. English surprises us all the time with some of the coolest and strangest features that it manifests.
It has been the largest language to have been thoroughly studied, revealing more about the peculiarities of this language. I came to you today with some of the strangest facts that research has revealed about English. Aside from being a language where one drives in parkway and parks in a driveway, recites in a play and plays in a recital, here are some other facts about English: You may find this odd or unbelievably ridiculous but it isn't the language of the motto of the British Crown either, it is French: "[Mon] Dieu et mon Droit"....
("God and my Right")...Look at the bottom of the picture below. 2. You might have heard of this before, but if you haven't, it's your lucky day. If you look carefully at the numbers, a pattern immediately emerges. Asian Boss - Do Indians Know How Their English Accent Sounds? Do you know someone who needs to learn... - Now I've Seen Everything. This is quite creative. - Writing About Writing. Culture - How Americanisms are killing the English language. So it turns out I can no longer speak English.
This was the alarming realisation foisted upon me by Matthew Engel’s witty, cantankerous yet nonetheless persuasive polemic That’s the Way it Crumbles: The American Conquest of English. Because by English, I mean British English. Despite having been born, raised and educated on British shores, it seems my mother tongue has been irreparably corrupted by the linguistic equivalent of the grey squirrel. And I’m not alone. Whether you’re a lover or a loather of phrases like “Can I get a decaf soy latte to go?” Speaking on the wireless in 1935, Alistair Cooke declared that “Every Englishman listening to me now unconsciously uses 30 or 40 Americanisms a day”. As a nation we’ve been both invaded and invader, and our language is all the richer for it But how did this happen and why should we care? The first American words to make it across the pond were largely utilitarian – signifiers for flora and fauna that didn’t exist back in Merrie England.
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