A rookie is someone recently promoted to a higher level of competition, particularly in sports. It is the term used in north America to de...
'One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears...of laughter.' Oscar Wi...
How many French words have entered English? More than 33% of all English words come directly or indirectly from French. English spe...
Louis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass' (1872). To chortle is to a laugh at something which amuses or pleases you. It sug...
There are references to 'mery' Christmas from the 1500s and the carol God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen was first published in 1833. B...
Monday, 21 February 2011
Terms used in linguistics: descriptivist and prescriptivist?
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