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Linguistic Difficulties

A Question of Punctuation? It seems that there is some real confusion in this area so I think it’s time to lay it out concisely. Of late, I have noticed increasingly that newspaper letters pages, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and … Continue reading

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How Marketing Devalues Language

I received an email from Amazon the other day which informed me: “We’re sorry to report that the delivery of your order will take 1 working day longer than originally estimated due to a delay at our Fulfillment Centre.” [copy-and-pasted … Continue reading

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The Death of Language

If you’ve read George Orwell’s 1984 then you will be familiar with the concept of Newspeak, by means of which totalitarian government was able to restrict the population’s ability to exercise freedom of expression or originality of thought by limiting … Continue reading

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