Tag Archives: Sociolinguistics

The Words We Use and Now Don’t Use

Man is the language animal – we alone have words, words that remove us from the immediate now, so we can talk with each other about the past and what we now think really happened, and about the future and … Continue reading

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The Most Trusted Name in Something or Other

A long, long time ago – it was the mid-seventies, when Disco was king and lapels were wide and Jaws met Young Frankenstein in the Towering Inferno and all the rest. It was an odd time to be an English … Continue reading

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