We woz only talking slang, Sir, innit

A South London school recently pledged to ban the use of slang terms in order to improve linguistic standards amongst students. The Harris Academy in Upper Norwood, London is to ban students from using popular slang terms and phrases such as ‘ain’t’, ‘bare’ and ‘innit’, along with preventing the use of ‘basically’ to start a sentence.

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LOL Enters The Oxford English Dictionary

The internet slang term ‘LOL’ meaning ‘Laughing Out Loud’, has entered the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. ‘OMG’ meaning ‘Oh My God’ already appears in the dictionary proving that these internet slang terms are widely used in the English language. They are used in texts, emails, social networking sites and even in the spoken language. [Read more…]

Happy Icelandic Language Day!

National Icelandic Language Day is held on the 16 November every year in Iceland, to mark the birthday of their famous Icelandic poet, naturalist and author, Jonas Hallgrimsson (1807-1845). This day has been celebrated for more than 15 years to help preserve the purity of the Icelandic language and to protect it against foreign influence – especially American slang.

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Dictionaries & Grammar

You have to learn the basics of a language eventually!

language advantage has selected the top 10 best and most innovative dictionaries and grammar books and software. Get down to the basics and get to grips with the grammar, vocabulary, verbs, scripts, slang and colloquialisms of the language you are learning. You’ll soon be at intermediate level and moving up to advanced level.


01 Bilingual dictionaries

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02 Software dictionaries

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03 Electronic dictionaries

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05 Grammar

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06 Scripts

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07 Verbs

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08 Vocabulary

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09 Slang

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10 Idioms & Colloquialisms

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