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15 English Language Peculiarities

You don’t have to look very far to find some real quirks in the English language. Here are fifteen of our favorite English language peculiarities.

The Language of Star Wars – Part 3

Our final installment of The Language of Star Wars is here, and we’ve suggested that one character’s speaking style may actually hold a major plot clue when The Force Awakens.

The Language of Star Wars – Part 2

We’re continuing our series exploring the language of Star Wars and how linguistics contributed to the films’ success. What can this week’s Star Wars characters teach us about The Force Awakens?

The Language of Star Wars – Part 1

The Star Wars fanosphere is abuzz with anticipation for Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Will the iconic language styles of trilogies past be reflected in the new films?

Adams House Cat

Adam’s House Cat? The Story Behind the Expression

What’s up with the expression, “I wouldn’t know him from Adam’s house cat”? Where in the world did that saying come from? Robert Hendrickson explains it in The Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms. He writes: The Southern expression “I wouldn’t know him from Adam’s house cat” is an attempt to improve upon “I …

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