The top most spoken languages in the World. And yes, English is top. People forget to differentiate between most spoken and most spoken as first language. Mandarin is most spoken first language (the top 4 total spoken and top 4 as a native speaker are all the same 4, just in different orders). I could get… Continue reading Language Links
So, I reread Magic for Marigold and then read The Coming Storm (set in P.E.I. in the mid 20th century) by a modern Canadian author. The former book used “mum” (L.M. Montgomery characters usually use “mother,” otherwise they use “mum”). The latter book used “mom.” I feel like I’ve only heard Canadians Youtubers* say “mom.” … Continue reading Is It “Mom” or “Mum” for Canada?
When Brits get irritated with us about “their language” or us mentioning their accent: It’s our language too, and some of us are literally the same people. We literally have a ton more English speakers. And most to the point I’d heard (and have now confirmed), we actually have less of accent change than… Continue reading The Original English Accent
I feel like I’ve heard discussion on a couple of podcasts the confusion of meanings between works like “irony” and “sarcasm” and “facetious.” Word origin for “sarcasm” is about flesh tearing, which I think Jake Triplett mentioned in one of the Ghostrunner’s podcast episodes which got me thinking about this. It ties in with modern… Continue reading Sarcastic or Facetious?