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How to Speak/Write English the Canadian Way

Canada is the second largest country in the world. So depending on which part of Canada you’re visiting, you may encounter different accents, slang, and vocabulary. Furthermore, there are 2 official languages, English and French, but for this post I would like to focus on Canadian English. Canadian English is an interesting blend of British […]

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Selfie: Oxford’s Word of the Year 2013

The prestigious guardians of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, have proclaimed “selfie” as Word of the Year 2013. The award is proclaimed every year by the long-standing prominent organization by recognizing a word or expression that during that year has attracted a lot of attention and usage. A “selfie” is described as a […]

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What Happened to the Letter Q in Turkish?

  When Turkey first became a democratically recognized sovereign country in the 1920s, it made some major changes that greatly affected the life and the culture of its citizens. In 1928, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey decreed that the language of Turkish would be Romanized, adapting a version of the Latin alphabet […]

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