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The current state of Silly Linguistics

I wanted to write this to give you guys a bit of an update. This year has been crazy! My page has gone from 30 000 to over 55 000! My book came out and my Youtube channel passed 1000 … Continue reading

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Mental illness

I wanted to take a break from the language to write about something that affects my life and the lives of many people around the world. When someone breaks their leg, no one says “Walk it off, it will get … Continue reading

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Frisian, the closest relative to English

Frisian is the language outside of the British Isles that is the closest relative of English It is my kat It is my cat It is in griene doar It is a green door Ik haw brea I have bread … Continue reading

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The origin of the word “blood”

The word “blood” comes from Old English “blod” which comes from Proto Germanic *blodam and both of those mean “blood”. However, *blodam is descended from Proto Indo European *bhlo-to- which means “to swell, gush, spurt”. The word “blood” is descended … Continue reading

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Vote for Steve the vagabond and silly linguist :)

Vote for Steve the vagabond and silly linguist at the bab.la Best Language Page competition 🙂

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Autocorrect: A Love/Hate Story

By Patience Kelly Ah autocorrect, turning our swears into fluffy animals, and our fluffy animals into, well, other words for years. It turns good spellers into bad ones, and makes bad ones look like they are all but illiterate. It’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Silence

By Patience Kelly Non-Verbal Communication and Linguistics Non-Verbal communication can be defined as communication through wordless clues and can include things like; clothing, uses of time like waiting and pausing, touch in communication, body language like foot tapping, nodding, shrugging, … Continue reading

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French pun

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The French numbering system

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