Mallorey Fennessy

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Are 'grammar Nazis' ruining the English language?

Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong<p>Imagine a world in which biology was taught using no textbooks written later than 1795; a world in which the advances of the …

Linguistics

Britain is scared to face the real issue – it's all about inequality

It's inequality, stupid. It's inequality that is behind poverty, ill-health and the growth of the welfare bill. It's inequality propelling the escalating demand for credit. It's inequality that has created our fragile banking system and its still feral proclivities. It's inequality that has …

Skewed poll: 99 percent of people’s perceptions of SeaWorld unaffected by “Blackfish”

The Orlando Business Journal fails to mention half of those surveyed came from one IP address … in SeaWorld!<p>Dustin Rowles<p>January 3, 2014 11:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pajiba.<p>Almost anyone you ask who has seen CNN’s documentary "Blackfish" (which is streaming on Netflix now), will …

Q&A: Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald, 37, was born in Glasgow. She was working in a bar when she was cast as the schoolgirl Diane in Danny Boyle's 1996 film Trainspotting. In 2001, she appeared in the award-winning Gosford Park, and in 2005 won an emmy for her role in The Girl In The Café. The Coen brothers' film No …

Move your money from the high street and help to achieve a fairer society

The most significant card I received over the holiday period was one I had to sign myself: a Visa debit for my new current account. It marked the end of a 13-year relationship with my old bank, four years shorter than British customers typically stick it out, but still two longer than the average …

News | The Chopra Foundation

News & Information<p>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Naveen Jain<p>The term “microbiome” has become popular in the last decade, and most people now realize that …

It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English

Why do we persist in thinking that standard English is right, when it is spoken by only 15% of the British population? Linguistics-loving Harry Ritchie blames Noam Chomsky<p>Did you see that great documentary on linguistics the other night? What about that terrific series on Radio 4 about the …