The Americans are destroying the English language – or are they?
The difference is illustrated in words like car and farther (twice in the latter word). There are non-standard British varieties, such as West Country or Scots, which still do pronounce post ... (watch EastEnders if you don’t believe me).
Post-Crimea Vote: The West Vs. Russia?
Big talk about how a Crimean annexation will never be recognized. But the bigger conversation is about how far Russia may go now. Where a real line may be. And what’s happening to to the post-Cold War world right now. This hour On Point: Russia ...
Floris: dazed and amused
Most difficult Ukrainian word to pronounce ... you haven’t seen." How often he washes his bath towels: "I’ll have to ask my cleaning lady." Dogs or cats: "As food, I prefer cats, when served in a white wine sauce. To kick, dogs are the easier target ...
Big Brother: a view from India
Sorry, Jade, Jackiey, Jo and Jack, but Shilpa is an independent girl now, and you when you call her an "Indian" do so in that nice way you use ... I turned to the newspaper that has fought the Crimean war and protected civilization each time civilization ...
What the West owes Ukraine
The word "revolution" appears all around us, in commercial advertisements and political propaganda, until it seems to have lost all meaning. The most minor tumult, the smallest change, and immediately we pronounce ... of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.