Tag Archives: English

A Pedantic Rant?

There was a time when if I saw a phrase such as “the below suggestions” I would assume the text had been written by a non-native speaker of English, but more and more I see it used by – well, … Continue reading

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George and the Beast

This post was written as part of the 100 word challenge at Julia’s place. It’s my second attempt, because after reading the others I realised I had really wimped out the first time by not attempting to write about George … Continue reading

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The History of the English Alphabet

Over the weeks I have been really impressed by how much people have pushed themselves in these 100 word challenges, trying out new writing styles that are well outside their comfort zones. I decided it was about time I did … Continue reading

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Languages at 5 – what’s all the fuss about?

The government suggest that children should start learning languages at the age of five, and suddenly in true British fashion we are throwing up our hands in horror. We are criticising the government for suggesting such a ridiculous idea. We … Continue reading

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