All posts tagged Language

Ellen Roberts-James

Excuse My French: Settled in Geneva

So far my time in Geneva is completely – and joyously – opposite to France. The Swiss way of life suits me very well. I even run and eat porridge […]

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The Unexpected Story of a Genuine Swine

If you exaggerate the ‘u’ in genuine and make it sound like new, or modify the ending to sound like divine in your oral pronunciation, then genuine suddenly rhymes with […]

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What is Sex?

What is sex? What do you count as having sex? What does sexual intercourse mean to you? Suggesting that penetration equals sex is as outdated as it is heteronormative. We […]

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Excuse My French, Part 11: Au revoir Avignon!

The 17th of December marked my last day in Avignon. Despite the final few exams in the last week (because by this point we had simply stopped caring) we enjoyed […]

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The Death of the British Linguist

The truth about Brits is that we don’t speak a second language. Why would we? We’re English. It’s the international language, you know. This same-old attitude of ‘don’t need to, so what’s the point?’ has […]

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Excuse My French

This whole process so far has not been a simple one. For starters, my plans have changed about four times already. I originally interviewed for a job as a yacht […]