SOME attributes of particular words or phrases do get lost or mutated in translation, as in the case of “symphony,” an English word that—in the absence of a citation for gender in my dictionary—I presumed to be neuter. I therefore concluded that in the … [Read more...] about Lesson on Latinate English word usage from a linguist in Germany
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The most annoying word in the English language is "whatever" In fact, it has been the most annoying word since last eight years, according to a newly released poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. Poll results say that "whatever" irritates 38% of Americans, and is … [Read more...] about What’s The Most Annoying Word In The English Language?
English is widely known to be a borrowed language This means that many of its words were derived or "adopted" from other languages.A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, The World Atlas Of Language And Structures Online, The Online Etymology Dictionary … [Read more...] about 14 English Words That Have Malay Origins
There’s nothing more embarrassing than having someone point out a writing mistake and realizing you’ve been making it everyday. I mean, it’s probably effected your professional relationships for awhile. So take my advise – have someone proofread your … [Read more...] about Here are the most commonly confused words in the English language, according to Microsoft
Whether you’re trying to sound sophisticated or simply repeating what you’ve heard, word fails are all too common and can make smart people sound dumb. In his latest book, “The Sense of Style,” Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker … [Read more...] about Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases