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Facebook, Twitter make girls ‘appear more aggressive’


June 30th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Are social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter changing the way girls speak and making them appear more aggressive?Experts believe the language used by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese newspaper wins British media award


December 10th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) The China Daily European Weekly, Europe's first English-language Chinese newspaper, has won an award from a British group for its "clear communication of business news to ... Read more...

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Adults mimicking teen-speak ‘turning English language sloppy’


December 7th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): An expert has said that adults mimicking teen-speak are to blame for spreading sloppy English, which is putting the future of the language at risk.Western society's obsession ... Read more...

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Britons no longer well mannered, survey shows


August 24th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Britons, who have always prided themselves on being well mannered, are no longer so, a survey showed. Two-thirds of the respondents, in the survey carried out among 3,000 people, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Saucy poster for Brit clean up streets campaign branded “too dirty”


July 20th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): A poster for a campaign to encourage people to clean streets in Britain has been branded as being "too dirty".The Keep Britain Tidy posters have been called "childish ... Read more...

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“Wellderly” among 250 jargon words that bamboozle the UK public


March 11th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): The Local Government Association in the UK has published a list of 250 jargon words that can bamboozle the public.Some of the words included are "wellderly" meaning healthy ... Read more...

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‘Regular’ coffee is irregular use of language, urges campaign


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): The word 'regular' should not be used to describe cup sizes when serving hot drinks in cafes and coffee shops, a pressure group has urged.The Plain English Campaign, ... Read more...

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Mandelson wins nonsense English award


December 8th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) British Business Minister Peter Mandelson has won the Plain English Campaign (PEC) annual Gobbledegook award after making an unfathomable defence of his government. Defending the government over its handling ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Plain English campaigners call technical jargon new threat to language


July 26th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): The way text messages are composed using technological jargon and abbreviations is a new threat to clear language, the Plain English Campaign has warned on its 30th anniversary.The ... Read more...

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The top 10 confusing terms of gadget jargon revealed


April 28th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Cookie, Digital TV, Ethernet and PC Suite are some of the terms that baffle Britain's public, a new survey has revealed.According to the Gadget Helpline, dongle, widely used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Christmas food descriptions dolled up with ”pointless waffle”


December 22nd, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): A language watchdog insists that much of the Christmas food is dolled up with "pointless and meaningless waffle", making it difficult for shoppers to decide what to ... Read more...

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Bush gets Foot in Mouth award for his abuse of English language!


December 10th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 10 (ANI): United States President George Bush''s long, rambling sentences and grammatically incorrect speeches have finally been acknowledged by a British language watchdog group.Bushs famous gaffes have won ... Read more...

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