American Vs. British English

Often “divided by a common language”, there have been many humorous misunderstandings between speakers of American and British English. United Kingdom folks often find the way Americans speak quite funny, and the opposite is often true, as well. So much has changed since British pioneers brought a new language to the New World hundreds of

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American Vs. British English

New Words and Phrases

There are new words introduced continuously into the English language that are eventually added to dictionaries and become part of our everyday vocabulary. All of the major English dictionaries recently added special, coronavirus-related updates, giving us a glimpse into how language can quickly change in the face of unplanned social, medical and economic change. These

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New Words and Phrases

How the English Language is Changing and Evolving with Time

Language is a mirror of the people who use it, and a reflection of their culture, mentality, technology and other developments affecting their lives. Technological development rapidly accelerated in the last few decades, and now it’s hard for us to imagine our lives without personal computers, smartphones, 24/7 communication and multiple channels of digital information. 

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Who Knows the Meaning?

Would today’s teens understand these words that were popular in the 80s? What do these words or phrases mean and what would we say instead today? Keep in mind that some of them are still used, but differently than these 80s slang usages.     Word Then (1985)   Awesome      Today we say extremely

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Who Knows the Meaning?

Professor David Crystal’s Insights into Linguistic Change

As part of Helen Doron Educational Group’s celebrating 35 years, British linguist, academic, author, and Helen’s former professor,  David Crystal, weighs in on some of the more interesting changes in the English language during that time. Who knows what new terms and expressions are next as language continues to evolve? Helen has a good reason

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