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BS1E1: Turned out Nice Again….

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Welcome to British Stories Lesson 1. British visitors are coming to have a look around your office – what are you going to say to them? How are you going to make small talk? Luckily your English friend, Alison, is on hand to give you a few pointers. This lesson is an “onboarding” lesson. What […]

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Ireland, Abortion and my Take on Religion

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Three years ago Ireland voted “Yes” for same-sex marriage. And yesterday they voted “Yes” to allow safe and legal abortions. This is a big deal. Though frankly, it’s backwards and medieval that this vote was even necessary. Nobody—nobody—has the right to tell anyone what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. Especially not […]

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Where does the word “English” come from?

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Do you ever wonder about the origins of words? That is, their etymology. Recently I was in Manila. The major language of the Philippines is Tagalog, which apparently comes form the word “tagá-ilog” — or “people of the river”. Which got me interested… Where does “English” come from? Logically you’d think it comes from the […]

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