anon: (archaic or literary)
- in a short time; soon

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80:20 insight

Category Archives: Writing, words, language

A look at the kaleidoscope that is the English language

Lost in translation

My first search was to find a commentary or interview with a Birmingham accent. Overall, it didn’t do very well … here’s a typical example: As you can see, it has some way to go. Perhaps the Brum accent (which wasn’t particularly broad) is just too much, so I found a video talking about somethingContinue Reading

Trick or treat

I just Googled it and read the Wikipedia article. I was stunned. It says the origins are thought to be Celtic, and ‘guising’ (visiting houses dressed up on Halloween) was first recorded in Scotland in 1895. The first recorded happening in America was …

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Sweeping statements

It’s actually quite difficult to find a formal definition of “sweeping statement”. Most people understand the meaning as “a statement presented as a general truth but…

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