jayles

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“it’s the put-er-on-er-er”

When I was brought up in England we used to say things like ...

Which sound “normal” to you?

A) Must we have fish for dinner again? B) Shall we have t...

“The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

Please look at the following examples: a) The plants died. ...

Five eggs is too many

A: What are you cooking? B: An omelette. A: How many eggs ...

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@AnWulf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambton_Worm Choru...

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@Ængelfolc: Collocations (or "set wordstrings") are notewort...

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@ Anwulf thanks for your help...

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@Gallitrot yes betell is stil in the wordbook but unlike Ger...

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@Anwulf "payroll is good and short but one could note 'wagel...

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deadly deathly mortal lethal fatal - is this "enrichment" or...

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folytatodik: it's all cultural you see - de gustibus non est...

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@Ængelfolc Whilst teaching in Central Europe, I sometimes po...

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@WW oh dear! I did not wish to nettle you. Many of the point...

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@WW When I teach academic IELTS and the two thousand must-ha...

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support -> also underpin, underbear...

on: Adverbs better avoided?

We might be actually better off actually getting rid of art...

on: Actress instead of Actor

Should that be "said the cast-member to the ecclesiastic" ??...

on: “If I had studied, I would have a good grade.”

"If I had studied, I would have gotten a good grade." (but I...

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"uppityness " : to me "uppity" suggests someone is unbiddab...

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@Warsaw Will: dinosaurs like me lay eggs Ruthfully my care...

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@warsaw will: many "English" teachers in Korea (and elsewher...

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@Warsaw Will : Not suggesting you are wrong; just we need so...

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@Warsaw Will Just teach your student to always write the mon...

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As a ground rule we mostly wish to be understood clearly so ...

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@Jo Yes I think you are taking a true and fair view of the s...

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@Warsaw Will As I said before, it's not the words themselves...

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"The Latin and French basis of many of our words makes it co...

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For instance: I have heard an American say "Did you do your ...

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The difficulty with "what sounds natural" as a criterion is ...

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" Pashto is a second-class language " At the end of the day...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

"it's -11 C outside!" I wouldn't have missed my time in Eas...

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@WW you're quite right - "don't have to" vs "must not" is vi...

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Re teaching English as a "second" language: Today the need ...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

I always thought "loo" came from "waterloo" from "water clos...

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"maisonette", in England, is a semi-detached or terraced hou...

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1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avign...

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we also have "maisonette" and "manor" in English, both from ...

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"Nous devons écrire un contrat pour la maison." = we endeav...

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"Again, in romance and germanic tongues it is often possible...

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" it's a froth to behold ..." I only found froth to mean bu...

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The point about French is that one gets past the basics the ...

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I think "sans" is in the English dictionary - used by Shakes...

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Never ceases to amaze me how close French is to English, how...

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True to form, the English stand-ins for 'violence' are mostl...

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violence > bewielding ??? as in "ahimsa" -> non-violence...

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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rede - gives other meanings t...

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Why not "deal" for contract? if bespeaking the document its...

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patient > tholemod encourage > bield peace > frith condem...

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to approach > to nigh (a doing-word) benefit > boon satis...

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"Likely in East Anglia..." .. and the rest of England??? ...

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"75% of British and Irish ancestors arrive[d] between 15,000...

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investment -> in-goings, in-cladding (a calque)...

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I am of the same mind - "English" lede are of mixed roots, v...

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there is no dole here ..... one must be "actively seeking wo...

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Where I live the state unemployment benefit is called "jobse...

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Just to nutshell my points: 1) There must be some overwhelm...

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/07/0719_050719_...

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"DNA studies are beginning to show that the English are most...

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@Ængelfolc: "APPLY, too, is highly academic, no?" I think...

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"These Latin words have truly become woven into Ænglisc owin...

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I stumbled upon this list of twin-words: https://en.wikiped...

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'I must gainsay that "...and the like" is doomed; Anglish ma...

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Why Anglish and the like are doomed to failure: 1) The peop...

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Cloze -->> gapfill...

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I was wondering if someone (or anyone) could cast some/any l...

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a) "The vegetables grew" (Subject+ verb) b) "We grew the...

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@goofy: I thought Anglish has at root a wish to turn back th...

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Oh dear me! sighed Teddy, so now I must learn historical lin...

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@Gallitrot: I would fain say the irony was intentional; but ...

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"All told, approximately 600 words were borrowed from Latin ...

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@Ængelfolc: I often uncloud the meaning of a latinate word t...

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At the end of the day, the word root hardly matters. What is...

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How does one teach the word "susceptible" to overseas studen...

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Ængelfolc: Yes, to my mind 'human' as an adjective (which-th...

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For those folk watching the olympics who don't know what "eq...

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The most galling thing is unclouding the meaning of words to...

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@Angelfolc: notiert! @Perfect Pedant: Yes indeed, we all fa...

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Perfect Pedant: I too was very skeptical for a long while. H...

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command (noun) : behest (I like this) command (verb) : can ...

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John 3:16 "for God so loved the world..." Οὕτω γὰρ ἠγάπησε...

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"number - rime, a "large number" is a tale." I could not tr...

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"freak" from dictionary.com: "a person or animal on exhibit...

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I take it that freke and freak have the same pronunciation??...

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"Government" : whether it be a dictatatorship (overlordship)...

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Benchmarking: as I didn't know what was meant by "frume" I j...

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1)If we wish to make a good push toward de-latinizing Englis...

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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Frume...

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Thorn: yes; of course the end deemingmark (ultimate criterio...

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Gallitrot: "But they're Latin/Norman French loving dolts" Wh...

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We also have "cart-wright" and "shipwright", and "wheel-wrig...

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Thanks : "heleth" can be found in wiktionary so I think it c...

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It seems that later (maybe from mining and/or compasses ) an...

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Sorry by 'rhinestone' I meant 'imitation' ; I shall have to...

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The upside of "lodestar" is that it is at least in today's w...

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OH Ængelfolc you are my LODESTAR !!!! or "the lodestar of P...

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perhaps "lodestar" for hero ??? Icelandic has three words ...

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re Held: Why do you ask? ;-) I was just looking for a stand...

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The past participle of 'cast' is 'cast' for instance 'After ...

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Ængelfolc: Oh and I forgot to remark on childrens' comic pap...

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Ængelfolc: I think the gainst-German feeling in the UK just ...

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Aegelfolc: I do remember reading Frisian poetry at skool and...

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Wow yes "let-holder" magic thank you. Many German place nam...

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Yes thanks. However, lodger/boarder refers to someone who re...

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Any stand-in for "tenant"?? "Holder" of course, but somewh...

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