Teenagers and the effect on language 

Deep in the reeds you can see all the wildlife here, but wait. Just go above, and rarer than any mammal, any whale, is the prescriptivisoras aquaticas. It swims, it dives, it sinks. It sinks because its argument against the unsuspecting teen, accused of 'disgracing the English language', didn't stand up. The grey, swordfish-like creature…Read more Teenagers and the effect on language 

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Occupational Jargon. What is it, and is it getting in the way of…conversation?

High sticks...roughing...cross-checking, are you aware of this jargon and to which occupation it belongs? The definitive answer is probably no. These words have quite possibly never passed your ears — if they have, you probably spend upwards of 70 minutes skating round an ice-rink, wearing a humbug-esque nylon shirt, that, or you know your ice-hockey…Read more Occupational Jargon. What is it, and is it getting in the way of…conversation?