Archive : December 2012

Jumbled thoughts from the bewildered

We often get our thoughts jumbled. Whether it’s because we’re in a hurry or we’re upset, what we say or write just doesn't make any sense — sometimes.  This failure to communicate effectively is embarrassing...

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Common words from military usage

A surprising number of commonplace words began in military usage. Ambulance is an example. It comes from the French phrase, hôpital ambulant (walking hospital). This moving hospital followed the army to provide the wounde...

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Vil du snakke engelsk?

Modern English, the language of international trade, commerce and diplomacy, didn’t descend from Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxons, according to new research by two linguistic professors. In fact, they claim English was a ...

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