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American Slang: An Introduction

August 19, 2016 by in category ELICOS, General English, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini All languages have slang, but English may have one of the most diverse vocabularies of any in the world, simply because it is spoken in so many countries—from Cockney rhyming slang in the UK to the outback of Australia, there are often words only understood by speakers who grow up around these [...]

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English Language in Game of Thrones

April 19, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Time Off tagged as , , , ,

Game of Thrones Is Back! But What Do Their Accents Mean?   For the uninitiated, Game of Thrones is an extremely popular American TV show broadcast on HBO, and for those that haven’t seen it yet: relax—this article is going to be spoiler free. Instead, we’re going to focus on the characters’ diverse array of [...]

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