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Are you fluent in the right language/s?

In this fascinating article, American college student Timothy Doner explains why (and how) he set about learning 20 different tongues over the course of seven years. Doner is widely referred to in the media as “the world’s youngest hyperpolyglot” – a speaker of many languages. Written in 2015, when the author was just twenty, Doner …

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Lazy language, sloppy service?

Do correct spelling and grammar (still) matter? Is it bad to mix your metaphors like an old dog learning new tricks while trying to reinvent the wheel to show you weren’t born yesterday? After all, people who seem pedantic about language are generally not that popular. We all like to joke about and roll our …

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