Profanity in entertainment: frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn

December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

When Rhett Butler finally told Scarlett O’Hara how he felt about her at the end of Gone with the Wind, it caused a sensation in the USA. The word “damn” had been prohibited by the 1930 Motion Picture Association’s … 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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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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How English sounds to non-English speakers

December 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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