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Almost everyone uses language, so inevitably almost everyone thinks they are an expert in it. I don’t consider myself an expert, though most of my work requires at least language competence and sometimes actual skill, but I do follow the blogs featured on this feeds page.

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Urban Word of the Day » collecting receipts

Thursday 9 November 8:00:00 UTC 2017

taking screenshots/pictures/video/any form of footage or audio to be used against someone. like when an lawyer provides evidence in court. "Girl, I was collecting receipts on what's going on between her and Bob." "Oooooh, I want to see!" [Link]

languagehat.com » Dragam, Kedvesem, Aranyoskam, Edesem.

Thursday 9 November 1:19:58 UTC 2017

From Translation as Transhumance by French translator Mireille Gansel, translated from Traduire comme Transhumer by Ros Schwartz, partly quoted in this blog post by Stuart of Winstonsdad (“the home of translated fiction”): To my delight, the section of the letter my father was reading was about me. He initially translated a word used by his brother or one of his … [Link]

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