TOTD has long had a fascination with languages and this delight is a story in Chinese in which every syllable is prounced ‘shi’. With different tones of course. If any Chinese speakers would like to drop by the office and …
In June of last year we reported on librarians doing Lady Gaga (http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2010/06/2047/). Now it’s the turn of the three little pigs! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qxnpz0z_hg You might even learn some French watching this! Thanks to S for finding it.
Anyone who has been watching The Apprentice will have been treated to a myriad of cliches, buzzwords and other rubbish. Here are a few examples: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13338023 If anyone else wants to bring anything to the table for factoring in then …
Improve your vocabulary and deliciate in these 20 words we’ve corraded and kenched at: http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/20-obsolete-english-words-that-should-make-a-comeback/ Those who wish to brabble about this malagrugrous post can just freck off!
Dia duit agus’s Fhéile Pádraig Shona! Yes, as you may have guessed, today is St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Here is a link to a site about Irish Gaelic: http://www.gaeilge.ie/
This is aimed at kids (and I’m reliably informed is well loved in some schools). But it’s surprisingly hard: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-with-english/trolley-dash And a great test of memory not to mention English language training for those who might find it helpful.
A new exhibition opened at the British Library this week charting the evolution of the English language. Here is their website with details, events and a quiz: http://www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish/
Thanks to Mr S. Fry for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc2aSz9Ficw
สวัสดี คุณพูดภาษาไทย? If not then don’t worry as today is Thai Language Day (or วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_language