Thanks to my father being a sailor from his cap to his sea-boots, I grew up in a world of marine language. It took me many years to realise that a deck was a floor to all my school friends.

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It was Blood Donor Day earlier this week and I started thinking about medical language. Not the Latin tongue twisters but some of the everyday verbs we use to describe and discuss illness.

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Africa is big. Really Big. There are people who fail to realize that Africa is a continent of 54 countries with between 1250 and 2100 languages – which includes dialects but not English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote , "The pen is mightier than the sword..." in 1839. On National Press Freedom Day with 'fake news' and social media is this still true?

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English has borrowed words and phrases – on a permanent basis – from so many languages including Latin, German, Greek, and French.

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What is special about Business English? There are a number of do and do not as a teacher.

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I am always amazed that in a world with such wonderful playwrights I ask why do we still study Shakespeare? His language doth make mine eyes water!

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Those invaders brought words with strange sounds which have changed over time and merged with the words which they found.

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Do you have a favourite book about women being strong in cultural or other circumstances which an outsider may think is actually discounting those women?

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Why is it like this in English? The origins of English and Saxon English changed the plural of words

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