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Question: what are “false friends”?

March 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

a)   Friends you invite into your home, share precious evenings with, send your favourite YouTube clips before anyone else only for them to shack up with your boyfriend/girlfriend the moment your back is turned. How could they be so cold?… Read more

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What do you call someone who speaks one language?

February 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Image: Markus Koljonen

Here’s an old joke for you:

Q. What do you call a person who speaks three languages?

A. Trilingual.

Q. What do you call a person who speaks two languages?

A. Bilingual.

Q. What do you call … Read more

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Long-Haired Dictionary

February 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

long-haired dictionary (n): a foreign girlfriend who will help you with your language learning.

A typical conversation may go something like this:

Man: Hi darling, how was your day at work?

Long-haired dictionary: It was terrible, I spilled tea on … Read more

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Speaking foreign languages is sexy

February 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

Photo: Leo Alvarez

Back in the hazy days of 2004, a British journalist contacted 270 dating agencies. This was not because he was really desperate to find a partner but because he had a question to ask them.

He wanted … Read more

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Being “Englished”

January 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm


 photo: captain. orange

to English (v): (1) reply in English when an English speaker is trying to speak your language to you.
(2) Hoof a football hundreds of metres into the stands during an important penalty shootout.

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The most spoken language in Spain

January 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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Return of Etymology Man

January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

from the fantastic XKCD, reproduced under CC license… Read more

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