Post Number 200 – A Post About Numbers?!

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It’s easy to neglect a blog when your life becomes busy. Who knew a Ph.D would be such hard work (said no one, ever)…

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Honorific Systems – Managing Politeness

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At its core, language is used to get information across, whether it be a news bulletin, a train timetable, or someone telling you about their bizarre dream. But we can’t just go blurting things out; you also need to consider your audience… Continue reading

L’s and R’s: A Japanese PoV…

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We’ve all had it before; the awkward moment when you’re ordering an East Asian take-away and someone shouts out the words “FLIED LICE!” thinking that they’re the first ones to come up with this joke in, oh, say, two decades. You’ll get those who’ll laugh, those who’ll cringe, those who won’t get it… and then you’ll get me…

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