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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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Danaelect: 'There wouldn't be so many problems if everyone spoke the same language, so I'm creating one.'
"My people have seventeen words for traffic."
"Mom, Dad, sis-I'm not like you. I'm-I'm not a palindrome."
Let's learn English.
T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
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'Yes you did, Mike. You just said 'perchance.' And yesterday you called me 'my good fellow.' Twice.'
"Did you know that 'decimate' means kill just one out of every ten?"
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Tug of pronunciation: 'We say to-may-to...' 'We say to-mah-to...'
"Oh, vowels are so 2019!"
Tags:vowel, vowels, spelling, spellings, out of fashion, acronym, acronyms, shorthand, out-of-fashion, fashion, fashions, fad, fads, trend, trends, language trend, language trends, linguist, lingusits, linguistics, etymology, etymologist, etymologists, workplace, sign, signs, directions, out of date, old fashioned
Two men stand back to back as the sun rises; one man holds a basket labeled "Tomato" while the other holds a basket labeled "To-mah-to".
"Why is it that every time I say something in quotation marks you respond in italics?"
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"This is Daddy, honey. That was Daddy's office voice."
Tags:office, voice, voices, voice change, codeswitch, codeswitches, codeswitching, code switch, code switches, code switching, linguistic, linguistics, linguistic change, linguistic changes, identity, daughter, daughters, work, work voice, dad, dads, father, fathers, daddy, daddies, parent, parents, recognize, recognizes, recognition, recognise, recognises, voice alteration, disguise, disguises, disguising
Blogger's Block: 'I'm all nouned out.'
'It seems the only tense I know in Swahili is the imperfect tense.'
'I'm glad I wasn't born in France. My French is terrible.'
Big Tex Silver Saddle Restaurant advertises 'BBQ, $10, Chatter in a Vanishing Regional Dialect $1.00 Extra.'
"Just so you know—the official language of Heaven is Aramaic."
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'Do you spell 'riddance' with one 'd' or two?'
An English and French student converse.
Semantics - A classroom in which meanings are discussed (Actually, this is just a door. The classroom is on the other side of the door.)