Monthly Archives: October 2010

Crown Joel !

Thanks to Joel Chan for becoming the first student to add a contribution to Mr Heald's Facebook page.  It's here: http://www.facebook.com/mraheald/posts/172568689425642 Obviously if you're on a school computer you won't be able to see it, in which case the link he … Continue reading

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India’s ‘untouchables’ to build temple to ‘Goddess of the English language’ – Telegraph

via telegraph.co.uk This article is interesting not only for the light it sheds on the status of English in India as a result of Britain’s colonial legacy for ENGB3 Language Change, but also as material for reflecting on the relationship … Continue reading

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Language Change – BBC article

———- Forwarded message ———- From: The English Language List Interesting article on pronunciation on the BBC today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11642588 stevie

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Sky sports get their/there/they’re homophone wrong

not once, but twice, in three minutes. At the pace at which the text-commentator must be working, I guess it’s understandable. Should they go back and ‘do their corrections’ school pupil style, though? See the full gallery on Posterous Sent … Continue reading

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Skeleton service

Unfortunately our broadband modem has finally given up the ghost tonight. It was over 8 years old which in terms of computer equipment is positively ancient, so it’s remarkable it lasted this long. It does mean, however, that as I … Continue reading

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(In Parenthesis » Paradise will be a kind of library

Or so Jose Louis Borges imagined. If Borges is looking down now from his bookish paradise on my town of Doncaster, then I guess he’d be equating it with Dante’s eighth circle of hell, which houses, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Only a sadist would inflict Dryden on our schoolchildren | Catherine Bennett | Comment is free | The Observer

Only a sadist would inflict Dryden on our schoolchildren via guardian.co.uk Y12 Lang/Lit students (or anyone else for that matter): after last lesson, I wonder what you think about this article (click link above), and the comments that follow. it.

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