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  • His and hers, wyf and wer

    Posted by on September 08, 2011

    Our final guest post in a somewhat longer gender English month comes from freelance lexicographer and editor Janet Gough. _________ A 1981 postcard published by The Women’s Press presents us with the following predicament: Dear Sirs • man to man • manpower • craftsman working men • the thinking man • the man in the street […]

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  • The bottom line on trickle-down

    Posted by on May 09, 2011

    We kick off Business English month on Macmillan Dictionary blog with a guest post by Janet Gough, a freelance lexicographer and editor, based in Kirkintilloch in Scotland. Janet’s post is in fact a bridge between metaphorical and business English months as it looks at metaphor in business. _______________ Picture the archetypal hard-nosed businessperson, to whom […]

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  • A Glasgow wedding

    Posted by on January 25, 2010

    It is Burns Night today! Scottish English week comes to an end with a guest post by Janet Gough. _________________ My sister got married on January 8 at Pollokshields Burgh Hall (1) , on the Sooside (2) of Glasgow. Sláinte, Alison and Colin! The wedding day was brilliant. So much work needed done beforehand to […]

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