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Language and words in the news – 14th October, 2016

© Ioannis Kounadeas / Fotolia.comThis post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular.

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Global English

A Brief History of the Evolution of Locker Room Talk
Apparently it used to be mostly about golf.

Language change and slang

Our Language Has ‘Interesting Little Wrinkles,’ Linguist Says
The meaning of words, and the way we used them, change all the time — and that’s OK with linguist John McWhorter of Columbia University. (Also a podcast).

Pass the Gary Neville: Which word tribe do you belong to?
We are surrounded by hundreds of ‘tribes’, each speaking their own distinct slanguage of colourful words, jokes and phrases that together form an idiosyncratic phrasebook, years in the making.

Words, dictionaries and language

Green’s Dictionary of Slang Comes Online
The man himself explains why he was so keen to get his dictionary online, and the journey to get it there.

Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize in Literature?! A Conversation
A fan and a sceptic debate the controversial award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan.

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