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Ye Olde English Sayings
http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Egenepool/sayings.htm
Ever wondered where 'eating humble pie' and other expressions come from?

Yorkshire Folk Talking
http://www.clanvis.com/yorkie/wesayit.htm
'Eh up! Aa'll tell thee summat!'

The Dialectizer
http://rinkworks.com/dialect/
Type any text and see it translated into cockney or redneck.

Shakespearian Insults
http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/
Prepare to be very offended, bard-style.

Sniglets
http://www.bertc.com/sniglets.htm
'Words that aren't in the dictionary but should be'.

Cliche Finder
http://www.westegg.com/cliche/
Cliches for every occasion.

Pun of the Day
http://www.punoftheday.com
Groan? You will do when you see these.

Australian English Glossary
http://www.travel-library.com/pacific/australia/stybr-language.html
Strine from A to Zed
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Games
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