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Sociolinguistics in Practice: Oxford Talk, Part Three

Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different environment each week without explaining any vocabulary used. My hope is that readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word

Credit Wear Credit is Due

Welcome back to the Depop chronicles. I believe this is my second piece regarding Depop? Although I love the resale app, I also get extremely frustrated with all of its glory. For those who are unaware, Depop is a trendy, hip, chic, teenybopper resale thrift-store app. Basically, anything you need, you can probably find on

Almost Heaven

Previously: Rather than join everyone else in a bunker, Lyra and Alice are taking a road trip during the apocalypse.  Content Warning: Brief mentions of suicidal ideation. “Did you hear that — the thing, last night?” Alice asks as they pack their things into the transport.  “Felt it, more like,” Lyra replies. She had woken

(do!!)Efficacy(do!!)

 Do it. You’ll make do. Being a do gooder is better than being a do nothing. You could do nothing. Do the do-si-do of undoing. It’s as easy as do re mi, don’t do yourself in. I do declare, if you do the thing, you’ll do right by me. Get your to-do list done up,

Sociolinguistics in Practice: Oxford Talk, Part Two

Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different setting each week without explaining any vocabulary used. I hope readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word that does

Credit Wear Credit is Due

This is going to be jaw-dropping. I know, but I can’t be sorry. Can someone please, pretty please, with sugar on top, explain the hype around high-top converse still? Before I begin, I just want to say, this is purely based on my experience with high-top converse. I respect them, and I think they are

Almost Heaven

Previously: Refusing to live the rest of their lives in a bunker, Lyra and Alice are taking one last grand tour road trip during the apocalypse.  “I miss real camping,” Alice sighs, leaning back on her elbows.   Lyra bites a hunk of SPAM off the skewer. “I miss real food.”  The portable stove they

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