Posts Tagged ‘english’

Eddie Izzard is a “male lesbian” with killer wit on killer heels.

Englishes refer to varieties of spoken English throughout the world.

“Whereas the English-speaking world was formerly perceived as a hierarchy of parent (Britain) and children (‘the colonies’), it is now seen rather as a family of varieties. The English of England, the original source of all the World Englishes, is now seen as one of the ‘family’ of world English varieties, with its own peculiarities and its own distinctive vocabulary.” –

So if you think there is such a thing as ‘native’ English speakers, think again. Even the British have their Englishes, from Queen’s English (which is what you hear on BBC) to Yorkshire, Manchester etc. In other words, it’s what we Singaporeans know as dialects.


eats, shites and leaves by a. parody

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This is definitely a good source of puns. If you’re unclear on the use of puns and its effects, please hunt for this book in the library. One of the hardest things to analyse and explain is humour. There are so many different types!

FYI: This is also an example of parody. The book is actually modeled after an earlier grammar book by Lynne Truss.

I shall leave you with this quote that all English teachers know deep deep deep in that warm, caring, generous hearts of theirs when they grade your papers:

“Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English.”
-William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor