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Anyone besides English speakers denature their blasphemiea

Zounds! Odd's Bodkins! Jiminy Cricket! Gosh darn it! English Christianity seems nervous about taking the Lord's name directly in vain and comes up with these odd re-arrangements to avoid blasphemy. Can't think of any languages that take the third commandment quite the same way, but perhaps you can. [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on May 13, 2009 - 20 answers

Seeking differences between American English and English English around 1776 - 1815

England and America, two countries separated by a common language. Check. What I'm looking for are resources that cover the differences in spoken English (accent, syntax, diction, catch-phrases - it's all good) between the two countries circa 1776-1815. [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Apr 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Best large Spanish English dictionary?

Best large Spanish-English dictionary? Also best dictionary for Cervantes era spanish? (Reasons why best a bonus.) Many thanks.
posted by IndigoJones on Apr 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Where did pirate speech come from?

Where did pirate speech come from? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Jan 9, 2006 - 18 answers

Funny Native Accents?

Funny native accents? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Oct 16, 2005 - 51 answers

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