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Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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Journey with BBC radio journalists around the country and
to hundreds of conversations...
620,000 words, supplied by you, mapped across the UK... browse our
of local language.
when languages collide
with each other? 'New' words like 'le camping' and 'cul-de-sac' are formed.
Talking about accents in County Durham
Discussing 'bling' and 'booty' in Cardiff
Language news from across the online press on language, accents and dialects from January 2005 to December 2006.
Balderdash & Piffle
- Help rewrite the Oxford English Dictionary
The Routes of English
- The story of the English language
- Vikings influenced the West Yorskshire accent.
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"It has been suggested that men think logically, whilst women think emotionally. With neither understanding the other."
Gordon from Boston, UK
Named after Nice biscuits! Biddy in Telford.
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