When a company or an individual is in the limelight one would expect them, or at least their marketing agency, to advise against using poor grammar. Sadly, this is clearly not the case, as well-known institutions such as the NHS and Tesco have been named amongst the worst offenders for using poor grammar.   The […]

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You would think that with the rise of technology, the preferred way to learn a language would be on the move, using a laptop, tablet or phone. Although this has opened up possibilities to those who didn’t think they had the time to learn, it’s still not the most popular option for the majority of […]

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Going global is easier than ever in our Internet age, and these days many businesses start out targeting the world. Some find themselves in global demand by accident, as potential clients abroad connect with their websites or social media accounts. In the UK, the range of languages in everyday use is becoming more and more […]

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A recent study has revealed that occasional swearing can be beneficial to emotional well-being. It has also highlighted that traditional perceptions of foul language are wrong. The study had participants endure frustrating and mildly painful situations, in order to look at the differences in reaction when swearing was involved. Those who voiced expletives ended up […]

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We’ve all heard talk about some languages being in danger of extinction, and here at BLS we’ve even blogged about it. However, have we all missed something huge? Is English actually the most endangered language of all? As English becomes the lingua franca of the world, it has become a tool of communication between people […]

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