Read A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, a Hilarious & Informative Collection of Early Modern English Slang (1785)

Read a classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue. This dictionary gives great insight not just of vulgarities, but helps track culture and the way English lexis and register change.


The History of English Podcast

The History of English Podcast: Episode 100: Decoding English This episode has great background on /ts/ /j/ /y/. Great for Latina and Greek cognates is Spanish and English.


My name is not teacher, and neither is yours.

Learning English is a difficult endeavor.  It is more so when English is a foreign language and real world exposure is limited.  Exposure to a single English speaker or small group in a classroom setting makes learning effective English even more difficult.  This blog examines some of the aspects of The Prussian Schooling System (Cubberley, 1920 pp. 455-89) prevalent in…

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