Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

The beauties of “Konglish”

Read about the variety of English unique to Korea: https://theconversation.com/korean-language-speakers-should-take-pride-in-konglish-its-another-wonderful-example-of-linguistic-diversity-118790

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The order of adjectives

Why is it that we can say “a beautiful large old square blue Persian rug”, but not “an old Persian square blue large beautiful rug”? With just a few exceptions, adjectives must appear in a set order, which we all … Continue reading

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Words that are older than they seem

We may think that words such as (un)friend or hipster are recent additions to the vocabulary, but a brief dip into the Oxford English Dictionary reveals their longer histories: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51857/16-words-are-much-older-they-seem

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