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How "English" is Changing

Postby Slava » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:44 pm

The Internet is doing lots of unexpected things. Among them, bring to the fore many blends of what most of us call English.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763

I have to say, "stadium" is perfect.
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Re: How "English" is Changing

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:53 am

Thanks for the link. It's fascinating. I did not know that the number of those with English as a second language now outnumbers those of us who speak it as primary.

The net does expand one's language reach. On Twitter I follow people who speak several languages as long as they are Latin based. It's easy to see Spanish variations, and even people mixing the two. What doth the net wreak?
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Re: How "English" is Changing

Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:13 am

I believe you mean "What doth the net work?" or perhaps "The net moves in mysterious ways, its wonders to work"
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Re: How "English" is Changing

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:39 pm

I was playing with the quote "what hath God wrought." should have recast it to make the past tense viable.
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Re: How "English" is Changing

Postby gailr » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:24 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:What doth the net wreak?

When a server isn't, or a website is down, or a spammer hath struck, it's more "why doth the net reek?"
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Re: How "English" is Changing

Postby Slava » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:37 pm

That is why I often refer to the beast as the Internot.
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