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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Facebook | Emagazine

via facebook.com The excellent ’emagazine’ now has its own Facebook page (click above). The magazine itself is available in the school library, or you can subscribe yourself and the magazine sent to your home address at the vastly reduced price … Continue reading

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Does slang make you sound stupid? | The Observer debate

via guardian.co.uk This article (click the pic) is gold-dust for English Language students, and the comments make for good reading, too (although, it being ‘The Grauniad’ website, there’s a bit of a dearth of Mr Angry from Tunbridge Wells style … Continue reading

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29 Famous Quotes Translated into LOLCat

via shmoop.com U wantz dummin down? U gotz it lolol !!!

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