Tag Archives: written English

Howdy folks!

The title of the post is very informal – “howdy folks” is a greeting you would perhaps use to a group of friends and family. According to the Wall Street Journal, using “dear” as a salutation is going the way of the dodo. Many people feel it is too familiar, seemingly taking “dear” in it’s(…)

Events that have shaped the English language

My last post explored some ideas about the future of the English language. Now it’s time to look to the past – a new project aims to find 100 events that shaped the English language. The English Project, a charity dedicated to promoting the language, has started to compile a list of important events that(…)