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Americanisms aren’t taking over the British language: Study


March 14th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The differences in pronunciation on either side of the Atlantic have been well known since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sang 'Let's Call The Whole Thing Off' in ... Read more...

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The English language has been Americanised, complains Penelope Keith


November 15th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): The Good Life star Penelope Keith is furious about the poor use of the English language in modern Britain.The actress believes our lives are diminished by poor elocution ... Read more...

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4mn Aussie workers can’t understand everyday words!


April 6th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Around four million Australian workers have such poor language, literacy and numeracy skills that they cannot understand the meaning of some everyday words.And this inability to follow basic ... Read more...

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Txtng blamd fr spoiln spelin standrds


February 12th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Besides wrecking English language, the increased use of text messages and emails is making spelling standards fall, according to a new study.The research said that spell checkers ... Read more...

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Most Brits fail basic spelling test


April 4th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 4 (ANI): It seems that millions of Britons will have to retake the spelling lessons they got in school.A new survey conducted by grammar software firm www.whitesmoke.com has shown ... Read more...

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Language evolves in ‘punctuational bursts’


February 1st, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan (ANI): Languages, just like living organisms, change and evolve in quick bursts, rather than in a steady pattern, according to a new study. The study, by Mark Pagel, an evolutionary biologist ... Read more...

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