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A land down under.
"Arvo" and Other Aussie Slang
Living in Australia has left me no choice but to abandon all the sounds I've grown accustomed to and learn an entirely new kind of English: Aussie slang.  I thought it'd be fun to share a few of th...
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The Inkhorn Controversy (mid-16th to the mid-17th century)
"It was the first time in the history of the English language that speakers actively debated over language use, and it was just a part of the language revolution that was taking place in England in the 16th-17th centuries as our language transitioned out of the Middle English period."
"The “controversy” arose over the massive influx of new words pouring into English from Latin (and other languages)."

Inkhorn terms
http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/inkhorn.htm

"Here are a few words derived from Latin and Greek that came in during the Renaissance:
absurdity, adapt, agile, alienate, anachronism, anonymous, appropriate, assassinate, atmosphere, autograph, benefit, capsule, catastrophe, chaos, climax, conspicuous, contradictory, crisis, criterion, critic, disability, disrespect, emphasis, encyclopaedia, enthusiasm, epilepsy, eradicate, exact, excavate, excursion, exist, expectation, expensive, explain, external, extinguish, fact, glottis, habitual, halo, harass, idiosyncrasy, immaturity, impersonal, inclemency, jocular, larynx, lexicon, lunar, monopoly. monosyllable, necessitate, obstruction, pancreas, parenthesis, pathetic, pneumonia, relaxation, relevant, scheme, skeleton, soda, species, system, temperature, tendon, thermometer, tibia, transcribe, ulna, utopian, vacuum, virus.
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Early 20th century prostitutes..
The three have their feet turned outward. It is a very suspicious coincidence. The probabilities in our whole universe of three bizarre prostitutes having their feet turned outward while leaned on a wooden house are too meager to happen by chance. 
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Just seen your other comment your little reseach into theories that prostitution is a form of addiction +Xabier Ostale (more to need/desire for fast money, rather than sex. And I agree with addiction to fast money is probably the driving factor for most). Its deffunatly a complex issue. But it seemed some of the women I knew felt tainted and wanted to stop or retire from the proffession; often with the driving force of just one more 'trick' before they do retire, and so on, never quite being able to give it up till old age kicks in. Think some saw themselves as independent business women <with their own sex trade a self employed business; them being the sole trader>… Non worked in brothels who I knew; but the law would deem it a brothel if they worked together from home. 
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Metabolomics
http://www.scq.ubc.ca/a-brief-overview-of-metabolomics-what-it-means-how-it-is-measured-and-its-utilization/

"Metabolomics represents the interface between genetic pre-disposition and environmental influence."
"Metabolomics is the comprehensive, qualitative, and quantitative study of all the small molecules in an organism"
[Wikipedia] "Metabolome refers to the complete set of small-molecule metabolites (such as metabolic intermediates, hormones and other signaling molecules, and secondary metabolites) to be found within a biological sample, such as a single organism."
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This 16th Century Swimming Manual Is Actually Really Handy
"In 1587, during the Tudor period, Cambridge theologian Everard Digby published De Art Natandi, or The Art of Swimming, as a practical guide for people who wanted to learn to swim."
This 16th century swimming manual shows you the techniques people learned to swim in Old England.
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The threat is always there. Uncertainty, instability, and impending danger are a normal part of everyday life.

Nighty night x
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and trees and mutated cows with one eye and deserted streets +James Cingle 
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Who Killed the Men of England?
The written record of history meets genomics, evolution, demography, and molecular archaeology.
"“But still, the genetic data are quite robust,” Thomas pointed out. “This is where the idea of an apartheid-like social structure comes in.” He has advanced a theory that a sexually biased, ethnically driven reproductive pattern, in which Anglo-Saxon males fathered children with Anglo-Saxon females and possibly Celtic females, while the reproductive activities of Romano-Celtic males were more restricted, is the most plausible explanation for the demographic, archaeological, and genetic patterns seen today."
"There is some support for this in ancient English laws, which indicate that Britons and Anglo-Saxons were legally and economically different even in the seventh century, long after the initial migration."
"Thomas cited wergild (blood money) payments as one example: “Killing an Anglo-Saxon was a costly business, but killing a native Briton was quite cheap.” This points to differences in economic status. And differences in wealth “almost always result in differences in reproductive output,” he said. “Sometimes two- and three-fold differences.” To the extent Anglo-Saxons were able to have and support more children, this could lead to a gradual replacement of the indigenous Y-chromosome over many generations. Simulating such an advantage, and choosing an arbitrary figure of 10 percent migration, Thomas found that the Y chromosomes of native Britons could have been replaced in the general population in as few as five generations."
Cutting-edge science helps historians push further and more fully into the past.
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It seems to be a very good school, dedicated teachers and new methods of integration and development, +Bodhipaksa Dharmacari, that way the kids don't feel foreign and keep learning languages.
It's a pity that in Spain those advanced methods of kind treatment of children and letting them grow their potential are only given in private schools, very expensive ones, while the public school is getting worse and worse.
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History of the English Language
Historical Background. Archaeological digs reveal that the British Isles were occupied during the Bronze Age, between 2000 and 1500 BC. But history as we know it began with the Celts, those warring tribes that had invaded eastern Europe between the fifth century BC and the beginning of the Roman ...
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Yes they do although I understand they have diverged quite a bit. Apparently Breton retains a lot of the original Celtic grammar but has absorbed a lot of French words over the years while Welsh has retained more of its Celtic vocabulary but has had its grammar more heavily influenced by English. The languages are not mutually intelligible except at the most basic word level, a bit like English and Dutch. 
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No individual traders from the guilty banks, which include Barclays, Citicorp, JPMorgan, RBS, and UBS, have been held criminally accountable. But the banks are paying $5.6 billion in fines (together with Bank of America, which is only paying a civil penalty, not a criminal one).

Easy peasy. Change the law. Make it a huge crime and make the people related to management of the financial entities directly accountable for any of the misdeeds of the entire entity (long and hard sentences, matching them with crimes against the State or even against human rights), and more importantly, fight tax havens like, say, give the money back or we close the tap, or if needed we bomb (an ultimatum). It's a question of organizing the law a step further than merely "regulate" among an ocean of loopholes.
But that would demand honest political commitment and closing down the IMF before they can say anything or advice about anything or warn about any crap they need for their own sake. Send them to jail, with austerity measures in the packet: water and bread and two hours a month for a walk in the yard.
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oh, we'll see whether Cameron's policies can prosper for long, I'm not sure he can accomplish not even a 5% of his "promises" and "plans", besides being all about lies and dishonest manipulations, I even think that winning the election will be their undoing indeed.
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Anglo-Saxon warfare...
The Anglo-Saxon Fyrd c.400-878 AD
"The Old English word fyrd is used by many modern writers to describe the Anglo-Saxon army."
"The Anglo-Saxon period was a violent one. Warfare dominated its history and shaped the nature of its governance. Indeed, war was the natural state in the Germanic homelands and the patchwork of tribal kingdoms that composed pre-Viking England. Chieftains engaged in a seemingly endless struggle against foreign enemies and rival kinsmen for authority, power and tribute. Even after Christianity had supplied them with an ideology of kingship that did not depend on success in battle these petty wars continued until they were ended by the Viking invasions."
"War was endemic to the kingdoms of sixth, seventh and eighth century Britain. An Anglo-Saxon ruler of this period was above all else a warlord."
"A seventh or eighth century king most often came to his throne through violence or through the threat of violence, and kept his crown by warding off domestic and foreign rivals. Peace was simply the aftermath of one war and the prelude to another."
"Careful study of contemporary sources has shown that although the ceorl (peasant), as a freeman, had the right to bear arms, he would rarely have joined the king"s fyrd."
The Old English word fyrd is used by many modern writers to describe the Anglo-Saxon army, and indeed this is one of its meanings, although the word here is equally valid. In its oldest form the word fyrd had meant "a journey or expedition". However, the exact meaning of the word, ...
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yeah, I think that is the etymology of the word, +Elisabeth Schabus, fahrt (as a military expedition)
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We are about to lose one of the most amazing archaeological cities in the world.
Islamic State militants have already destroyed historical sites and sold off artifacts in other cities, and people fear they may do the same to the famous ruins in Palmyra.
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It completely breaks my heart. :(
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Introduction
I'm Xabier, I don't know what can I say here about me, so ask me and I will answer if I want.
I don't like lava-lamps at all.
I don't believe in any religion...
I don't!!! anything in general and in particular
and I do many things otherwise
I like drinking water and sleeping and walking and breathing
I like sex with a story lol
I make many mistakes, what I try to avoid, but it's normal
I'm learning how to whistle
and I don't use vinegar but lemon in my salads
Now, you know a lot about me...
(I forgot to say that I have superpowers because I like cuddles and guys)

I'M INTERESTED IN:

+Psychology
+Literature
+Art
++History
+Politics (I'm very leftist)
+Anthropology
+Archaeology
+Science and technology
+Crafts
+++++Making friends
+++Sharing casual conversations
+++Laughing
+++++Movies
+++++Aussies
+++++Many other things
+++++Travelling
+++++Imagination
++++Simple things
++++++Honesty

Sometimes I swear and cuss, but because I'm practicing with English slang... lol
And I'm very leftist.

ENGLISH SPEAKERS, please, and kind people (grumpy are nice too lol)




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