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Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-03-27, 22:30
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From a report by an American for the BBC on US...

From a report by an American for the BBC on US president Biden's first press conference:

"Biden's performance was ... akin to a cautious walk across a not-quite-frozen lake.
Every step was...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-01-31, 10:30
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Posted By Nick
Be there or be ... plaza?

The English word "square" has a chequered history.
Even in geometry, its definition is not standardized
(are the interior points part of the square, like a disc, or just the outline, like a...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-01-12, 16:18
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Posted By Nick
Foreign words with a twist

This is a thread about words taken from one language and used with a related but distinct meaning in another language.

A typical way in which this occurs is that common nouns in local languages...
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