Friday, February 10, 2006

The language of love

With Valentines Day fast approaching, the latest edition of Macmillan English Dictionary Magazine has taken an in-depth look at the language of love in the 21st Century. In a great article, Kerry Maxwell examines words from bromances to man dates (heterosexual males' relationships with new male friends, and their meetings with said friends, respectively) and dogging to poodling (I'll let you discover these unsavoury, and allegedly Eastenders-star-in-a-white-van-in-Epping Forest-esque, activities for yourselves).

You can subscribe to the MED Magazine on their main site, and it's well worth it to keep up to date with new words and a whole host of language issues, from explanations of tricky grammar through to lesson plans for tough year 9 groups.

Useful for:
ENA5 - Language Change

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