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Video Image Express English: Dancing, Every week we ask...

Express English: Dancing, Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation! Have you ever had dancing lessons? When do you dance? This is what some people in London told us. #English #language

   

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Listening for clues Studying birdsong for insights on #language learning | Baby songbirds learn to sing by imitation, just as human babies do. So researchers at Harvard and Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, have been studying the brains of zebra finches — red-beaked, white-breasted songbirds — for clues to how young birds and human infants learn vocalization on a neuronal level. #science

   

Image The Magazine's recent article about the...

The Magazine's recent article about the Britishisation of American English prompted readers to respond with examples of their own - here are 30 British words and phrases that you've noticed being used in the US and Canada. #language #britishisms #English

   

Image 50 Prison Slang Words To Make You Sound Like...

50 Prison Slang Words To Make You Sound Like a Tough Guy by Matt Soniak, 1. All Day: A life sentence, as in “I’m doin’ all day.” 2. All Day and a Night: Life without parole. 3. Back door parole: To die in prison. 4. Beef: 1. A criminal charge, as in “I caught a burglary beef in Philly.” 2. A problem with another convict, as in “I have a beef with that guy in Block D.” 5. Brake fluid: Psychiatric meds. 6. Bug: A prison staff member considered untrustworthy or unreliable. #language #justlearne

   

Image Why Do We Call Carrying A Person On Our...

Why Do We Call Carrying A Person On Our Backs Or Shoulders “Piggyback”? | Experts believe the original phrase dates back to 1565 and was “pick-pack,” meaning objects that were taken from storage and pitched onto a person’s waiting shoulders for transport. As time went on, the phrase mutated to “pick-a-pack,” and then to “pick-a-back,” which ultimately turned into “piggyback.” #History #Language

   

Image World's Longest Word Has 189,819 Letters,...

World's Longest Word Has 189,819 Letters, Takes 3.5 Hours To Pronounce (Now With Video Pronunciation!) | This is a video of some guy pronouncing the longest word in the world, which is the chemical name for titan (aka connectin), a human protein, and the largest known protein. It takes brobro 3-hours and 33 minutes to pronounce the whole thing, and it looks like he nods off several times in the process. Plus that potted plant on his desk dies. #Language #Words #Geeknowledge

   

Image World's Longest Word Has 189,819 Letters,...

World's Longest Word Has 189,819 Letters, Takes 3.5 Hours To Pronounce (Now With Video Pronunciation!) | This is a video of some guy pronouncing the longest word in the world, which is the chemical name for titan (aka connectin), a human protein, and the largest known protein. It takes brobro 3-hours and 33 minutes to pronounce the whole thing, and it looks like he nods off several times in the process. Plus that potted plant on his desk dies. #Language #Words #Geeknowledge #knowledgetv

   

Video Image Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke -...

Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke - #KnowledgeTV #KnowledgeFix #English #Language

   

Image 17 Unusual Words You Need To Start Using...

17 Unusual Words You Need To Start Using More Frequently. #Language #Words #KnowledgeFix #Justlearned

   

Video Image The Longest Word in English (Pronounced) -...

The Longest Word in English (Pronounced) - #Knowledgetv #words #Language

   

Image The Talk of Thirsty Tongues | A 1910 Poster...

The Talk of Thirsty Tongues | A 1910 Poster by Frederic Christol (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) #drinks #food #Health #language

   

Image Children's Talk, English & Latin | Childrens...

Children's Talk, English & Latin | Childrens talk, English & Latin : divided into several clauses : wherein the propriety of both languages is kept : that children by the help of their mother-tongue, may more easily learn to discourse in good Latine amongst themselves. #books #manuscripts #childrensbooks #libraries #history #language

   

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