Walton Burgess’ Five Hundred Mistake [sic] of Daily Occurrence in Speaking Pronouncing and Writing the English Language (1873) sounds interesting ;-)
- who cares if languages die out?
From Sri Lanka’s Daily News: In a message to the first celebration [of International Mother Language Day in 2000] United Nations Secretary-General
- La Vanguardia: “How is the weather like?”
< Peter Harvey < John Stone. Scroll down here to understand a bit of where John and his English-Speaking Parents’ Association
- Spread of speech
There’s a very interesting Beeb article that suggests that the introduction of sign language increased deafness rates by enabling carriers of
- Worst ever Spanish covers of English-language songs?
I haven’t talked to any of the perpetrators, but I have little doubt that the principal cause of what we regard
- Teachers/examiners with less skills than pupils/examinees
Story in Trouw about a German teacher who can’t speak German. This wouldn’t be so freaky in jobs-for-the-boys Spain, where the