Tag Archives: English language


I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by Maria the gaelikaa. The five other bloggers who write regularly are, … Continue reading

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I was struggling with a particularly difficult word during my daily tryst with crossword puzzles when I asked Ranjan to help me. Ranjan simply said, “google for it dad” and pushed off. I said to Manjiri a bemused observer of … Continue reading

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Atrocious Behaviour.

It took me some time to recover and understand what this was all about. That is un-punctuated English for you. I am sure that the headline could have been written differently. Any suggestions?

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A Language Challenge. A Poser.

In my post A post Specially For Ursula, gaelikaa left this comment. “You want to marry Ursula?” It is written and read and not spoken and heard. So, I have got multiple problems with that simple question. “The English language … Continue reading

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I just cannot resist this temptation. The English language has 26 letters in the alphabet. In a fount of type, 206 characters are required. These are made up of Roman lower case, capitals, and small capitals; included are the diphthongs … Continue reading

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