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Good luck to UK workers wanting to work in the EU (or other non English speaking countries) if the EU (or other non English speaking countries) reciprocate and require skills in the relevant local language. I'm pretty sure a vastly higher percentage of non-British workers learn English than English workers learning any other foreign language....

UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

PS: just to be clear, I support expectations/requirements for immigrants to integrate, incl to learn the local language. But I wouldn't necessarily make it a requirement to be allowed in in the first place (if you need it for the job and don't speak it you won't be hired anyway). But once you're there and in particular if you intend to stay it should be a requirement. But that goes both ways: Brits retiring to Spain, Portugal or France should be required to learn the respective local language, integrate and don't live in British expat ghettos with British pubs, British newspapers and more.

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #immigration #emigration #language #languageskills #foreignlanguage #integration
 
Blody imigrants, cuming hear, lerning ur language.....

GCSE English results: Children of immigrants do better than classmates

#UK #language #politics #immigration
 
I wonder what the ********* who put up these posters has to say about all the Brits moving to Spain and France (mainly) to retire in the sun but never bother to learn any of the local lingo (not to mention eating only English food at English pubs while reading English language newspapers).....

Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #language #English #Spanish #French #integration #immigrants #immigration
 

Tachyon: auf Twitter: „Quick question: Is it "for fucks sake" or "for fuck sake" ? It's for a work email so has to sound professional.“ / Twitter


#writing #language
 
'She' goes missing from presidential language

Very interesting read and study on the usage of the pronoun she.

#feminism #language #linguistic
 
Sadly not many examples, but still very interesting: Sprechen Sie Texas-Deutsch?



#language #languages #German #Deutsch #Texas #USA #America #tradition #Sprache
 
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Probably one of the longest #german word I recently encountered
#language
Baumarkenbeschafferberaterlogistiker
 
A politician's daughter tweets am important message to a lot of politicians (sadly I think on both sides, although probably one side more than the other).
https://twitter.com/ellieelizaa/status/1177202032823939072?s=19
#Brexit #UK #politics #politician #language #hate

Twitter: Ellie Cooper on Twitter (Ellie Cooper)

 
Inspired by a discussion and Facebook post I'm having at the moment:

Jacob Rees-Mogg prides himself in having used the longest word in parliament, floccinaucinihilipilification. Following on from his recent antics in parliament (I'm sure you've seen the pictures and memes) I think the Germans should show him how it's done and come up with a really really long one word description of him. So far I've only come up with Parlamentsrumflegellangweilerschnoesel and Schlechtemanierenrumliegebengel. But that's not very good. So I'm asking all my German speaking friends for their help to come up with something better.

Come on, I know you can do it!

#Brexit #UK #EU #JacobRees-Mogg #politics #German #Germany #language #longestword #fun
 
So is he also going to tell the many British "expats" living in non-English speaking countries (Spain, France come to mind) to learn the local lingo? Because many don't bother and live in their own English speaking enclaves. In particular those who voted Leave while benefiting from free movement....
(Even though I otherwise in principle agree with him, if you move to another country you have to obtain at least a working knowledge of the local language and ideally become fluent)
Tory leadership race: Immigrants must learn English, says Johnson | News | The Times
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #leadership #immigration #BorisJohnson #language #languages
 
#newtodiaspora ? Here's a #tip from a #newcomer: #start with some #tags and then you add more after a while #addtags . And, don't be #shy or #picky when it comes to starting to #share / #sharing with people by adding them to anyone of your #aspects . #people #here are often #funny or #creative , often by adding #ownart / #diy / #mywork , not least of which is #photo / #foto / #photography . One interesting tag seems to #gimpsunday . Yet a nother tip is #language. Even if #you #think language is a #barrier , in here it's most often not so. My #forgotten #german and #french is #returning now, #thankyou #diaspora #community !

#Sorry not sorry for #overtagging. I just wanna spread this as much as #possible. Part of why I #write it here as a #comment
 
A very good instant primer. All I would add is a mention of all the absurd hypercorrections to both real and supposed words of Greek origin leading to all the "ph" nonsense we see today, and the transposition "hw" -> "wh" where we now spell a whole group of words one way round and pronounce them oppositely. #SeeWhatIDidThere
Recommended viewing for @Splendor Solis :-)

And for more advanced students there's these:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=K5lxcajZDFs
https://youtube.com/watch?v=SpTXW8IsDBM
#English #language
 
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I'm kinda partial to henceforth and notwithstanding.

#funny #humour #dogs #language #erudite
 
Uncleftish Beholding
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/complexity/people/students/dtc/students2011/maitland/fun/

Poul Anderson explains Atomic Theory in Anders-Saxon, that is, a version of the English language that uses no imported words from french, greek, latin and other languages English assimilated along the way.

#scifi #language
 

Irish Farmers Lose Their Sheep, Mad Accent - YouTube


The accent is totally crazy. I don't get a single glimpse of what he is saying.

https://youtu.be/jsUvcjk8J5c

Thx to @New World Order Ltd. - Zweigbüro Lissabon
#irish #language #accent
 
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