NEW PLATEAUS A Tiny Word That Makes a Huge Difference
Read the following two sentences:
He is black.
He is a black.
Hmm. We don't hear the latter much these days. It's old-fashioned if not out-dated if not off-putting. But deeper ... Posted on 1/8/13 at 9:12 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Bill making English official language begins legislative trek
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen brought back a bill often debated in the Legislature, to make English Minnesotas official language.
Learning the English language is essential, the Alexandria Republican said. ... Posted on 2/2/11 at 3:23 AM
HEALTHBEAT The language of health care
Awhile back, I wandered into an Internet discussion about the use of the word "non-compliant" to describe patients who didn't follow the doctor's instructions or take their medications as directed.
... Posted on 11/4/09 at 4:42 AM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Zucchini "Noodles" Make Great Alfredo
It was chef-demo day at my local farmers market this week. Two featured chefs, Reed Olson, chef/co-owner of Wild Hare Bistro & Coffehouse and Chef Chase Fleaman from Concordia Language Villages w... Posted on 9/4/09 at 3:04 AM
Whether Rabbitting on the Nina with a Scots Bint or watchin’ the bloomin’ Olympics, yahr Britneys may pick up on some East Enders chewin’ the fat in Cockney. Blimey, this is no Pork Pies, neither. Can you Adam and Eve it?
No, this isn’t another language: This is Cockney rhyming slang.
Three years ago, Alexandria School District 206 made the decision to add a new foreign language class to its curriculum.
The language was Mandarin Chinese and it appears the school district made the right choice.
By Celeste Beam, Staff Reporter and Don Davis, State Capitol Bureau
, October 09, 2009
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