Well now a student at an unknown university has created the most useless phonetic alphabet imaginable. Could you imagine anything less helpful? Scroll down to see.
Ok, so perhaps the only people impressed with cheeky banter from a retail social media account are possibly just Reading Addicts… And it is a good job you are all here!
Settle down with a cup of tea and these 15 witty, silly, and funny quips from Swansea Waterstones.
Words For Work: Women in Leadership was launched this week in London with help from NLT’s Fiona Evans, actor Kate Winslet and writer Chidera Eggerue, as part of Lancôme’s global campaign Write Her Future. The global campaign aims to tackle the literacy crisis that affects over 76 million young women. The partnership will last for at least three years, in three schools for the first year, in three cities- London, Nottingham and Manchester.
To be perfectly honest it confounds even native English speakers at times.
Here are 15 examples of when the English language has trolled us very cleverly indeed.
As The Telegraph reports, Director of UCL’s International Centre for Lifecourse Studies, Professor Yvonne Kelly, said the findings suggest a link between “the amount of time young people spend on social media and their levels of literacy.” Read More
We have all been there, right? When we are unable to remember how to spell a word and have to take a massive guess… Sometimes it works out- often it does not.
Here are 10 examples of when “Just spell it how it sounds” is actually terrible advice.
As a Welsh person I am well aware of this phenomenon, especially as we use so much incidental Welsh in our speech. That’s a whole different language but around the UK different regions also have their own variations on regional words.
Bruce Worden’s Facebook page Homophones, Weakly explores the wonder that is the English language in all its confusing glory. His clever illustrations show the difference between the words in a visual way- helping any of us still struggling with there/their/they’re, among others.
“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
~James D. Nicoll~