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English Invasion of Japan

An elderly man in Japan has had enough. He’s suing a Japanese TV station, claiming its overuse of the English language is causing him mental distress and leading to a dilution of traditional Japanese culture.

 

16 Words Missing from English

The English language can be dull. Here are some words we need to have English equivalents for. H/T BuzzFeed

How Did English Evolve?

What is the difference between “a hearty welcome” and “a cordial reception”? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Maine school teacher Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images. H/T TEDed

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