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Pun Intended

The ability to make and understand puns is considered to be the highest level of language development.

Here are the 10 first place winners in the International Pun Contest:

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Volcano Terminology

April 30, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Translation 

For some reason there is a great deal of interest in volcanoes at the moment. Unfortunately, there are not many bilingual or multilingual glossaries available relating to this subject.

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What is the future of English?

April 14, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Globalization 

English is distinguished from other languages by having very significant numbers of non-native speakers.

It’s clear that globalization is making English especially important in universities and in the areas such as computing, diplomacy, medicine, shipping, and entertainment. No language is currently being learned by more people — there may soon be 2 billion actively doing so — and the desire to learn it reflects a desire to be plugged into a kind of “world brain.”

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