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  • The Michigan Accent & Slang Words. Groups of people from every US state and, really, every place in the world have a unique accent and Michigan is no different! Learn Michigan-isms here!

    The Michigan Accent & Slang Words

    The Michigan Accent & Slang Words

    by Melanie Shebel672

  • What is an idiom? What is their meaning? "Break a leg!" "He just kicked the bucket." Have you ever wondered what these phrases and others have meant or how they originated?

    Common Idioms and Phrases: Meanings and Origins

    Common Idioms and Phrases: Meanings and Origins

    by Ofwaterfallsandtrails Photography47

  • Bull and cows turn up in our language as colourful illustrators of thoughts.

    Bovine Idioms

    Bovine Idioms

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Brief comparison between British and American English; then an overview of various native languages, dialects and accents in Britain to highlight the language diversity in UK compared to the USA.

    American vs British Accents, Dialects and Languages

    American vs British Accents, Dialects and Languages

    by Arthur Russ4

  • Round about the third glass of wine someone decides it’s amusing to introduce tongue twisters into the party. No it’s not; it’s maddening and people have been shot for less.

    Tangling With Tongue Twisters

    Tangling With Tongue Twisters

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • The early 1900's were a time of displacement of over 500,000 people in the U.S. Many became Hobos and became a migrant society. As they traveled they developed a communication code using symbols.

    All Things Hobo—Signs and Symbols

    All Things Hobo—Signs and Symbols

    by Joel Diffendarfer8

  • This article is to explain how tongue twisters work., mostly the woodchuck tongue twister. I also have some history on the English language to help others further understand these phrases.

    Woodchuck Tongue Twister Explained

    Woodchuck Tongue Twister Explained

    by Kayla Sulpizio0

  • Here, in the USA, we excel at destroying language. “What does that word mean?” You ask? Not us. Here in the good ol' USA, we assume and call it good. That's why "literal" is no longer literal.

    The Decline of American English Is Self-Inflicted

    The Decline of American English Is Self-Inflicted

    by kwade tweeling0

  • We all know how important knowing the perfect word to use at just the right time can be, but can you use these meta-linguistic words? Read on to learn a few handy words-on-words and get smarter.

    40 Words About Words: How Many Do You Know?

    40 Words About Words: How Many Do You Know?

    by Richard Green2

  • Of the world’s approximately 6,000 languages, English is said to be one of the easier ones to learn despite its idiosyncrasies of spelling and pronunciation.

    The Oddities of English and Other Languages

    The Oddities of English and Other Languages

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Tortured translations of local languages into English cause hilarity for tourists and embarrassment for hosts; but, it works the other way round too.

    Mangled English Translations

    Mangled English Translations

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Phrases are the building blocks of all sentences. This tutorial will examine the different types of phrases that we will encounter throughout the Bible.

    Block Diagramming: Types of Phrases

    Block Diagramming: Types of Phrases

    by Steven Long0

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