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Language and words in the news – 30th October, 2015

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Language change and slang

Stock market phrases
Applied linguist Breffni O’Rourke on the difference between lipsticking a pig and opening a kimono (radio, 6 minutes).

Will emoji become a new language?
Emoji are already butting their heads with traditional words, but could they take over completely?

Global English

All Right?
I’ve been meaning to blog about the British greeting All right? or You all right? in part because I wanted to get feedback on whether I’m responding correctly.

Books, dictionaries, words and language

7 Fake Words That Ended Up in the Dictionary
You’ll want to know if there are any in MEDO. I couldn’t possibly say …

Capital Geezers of Iceland
The Inky Fool’s travels yield some fascinating linguistic nuggets.

Cartoon

Still nothing. Try the spellcheck
Halloween-themed cartoon fun.

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