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Charles Schulz, the OED and Linus’s security blanket

Somerset House in London is hosting a cultural celebration of the Peanuts comic strip in its “Good Grief, Charlie Brown!” exhibition. It is well worth a visit and there is plenty for the linguist to enjoy. Schulz helped… Read More

August 1, 2018 by Alison Tunley

The linguistic strengths and weaknesses of #MeToo

The BBC Radio 4 series “Keywords for our time” examines key phrases currently in use in public debate and political culture. In a recent programme, Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman, took a look at the “MeToo” hashtag which really hit public consciousness in October 2017 following the…

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May 24, 2018 by Alison Tunley

Disagreement over Irish language and Northern Ireland power-sharing

It is over a year now since the Northern Ireland power-sharing agreement collapsed in January 2017 with Sinn Fein’s withdrawal from cooperation with the DUP. The original source of the disagreement was the alleged involvement of DUP leader Arlene Foster in the ‘cash for ash scandal’, the botched renewable heat…

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May 1, 2018 by Alison Tunley

Toponymy – place names in a border region

A recent trip to see family in Wales took me first into Shropshire (still in England) and then into Clwyd (over the border into the north eastern corner of Wales). As we drove, the road signs reflected the mixed linguistic heritage of this region and prompted lots of queries from…

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April 6, 2018 by Alison Tunley

Translators in movies

Last month I wrote a blog post about the title of the latest instalment in the Star Wars movies series, "The Last Jedi". I confessed my almost complete ignorance when it comes to this particular movie franchise as I have somehow reached middle age without ever having seen any of…

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March 19, 2018 by Alison Tunley

21st century social media dating jargon

Recently this blog was inspired by Valentine’s Day to examine different accents and their relative romantic appeal. This week’s post continues to explore the romantic theme with a look at the language of dating. More precisely, we take a peek at some recent vocabulary innovations brought about largely thanks to…

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March 5, 2018 by Alison Tunley

One or many Jedi? A linguistic Star Wars conundrum

  I should confess up front that I have never watched a Star Wars movie in its entirety. I have wandered past the TV on occasion when my husband and kids have been watching and once I viewed several minutes of some shooty business between Harrison Ford and what I…

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February 26, 2018 by Alison Tunley

The amazing world of winter weather words

The British weather has a certain notoriety and for me January and February are when it truly tests the spirit. Short, dark days combined with damp and chilly conditions have me daydreaming about relocating somewhere more hospitable. Even any snow we get tends to veer towards disappointing grey slush (at…

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February 19, 2018 by Alison Tunley

Wonderful Winter Olympics Words

I sometimes wonder if the Winter Olympics are the sporting event watched by the greatest number of people with absolutely no knowledge of the sports involved. Or maybe this is a peculiarly British perspective because our lack of snow and ice hampers any skiing, skating or snowboarding aspirations. At any…

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February 9, 2018 by Alison Tunley

The Sexiest Accents: British Accent Scores Well

Depending on your interest in the British royal family, last autumn’s news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle may not have overly grabbed your attention. I wasn’t exactly seeking out in-depth analysis of their impending nuptials, but I couldn’t help getting drawn in by an article in the Guardian…

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