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Language Stuff

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.

(If you are wondering where the translation-related feeds have all gone, I have put them on their own page.)

Most of the blogs represented here are in English, most of the time, but don’t be surprised to find other languages used. Go with the flow – I occasionally find myself pleasantly surprised at how much I can grasp in languages I have never seen before.

Language On the Net

Urban Word of the Day » take a seat young skywalker

Wednesday 27 December 9:00:00 UTC 2017

A phrase used in the Star Wars prequel Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The line is said by Mace Windu Person 1: You're on this council but, we do not grant you the rank of Master Person 2: What? How can you do this. This is outrageous. It's unfair. How can you be on the council and not be … [Link]

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