English http://wlrn.org en Bad English, Good Humor, LOL, And Many Surprises, OMG! http://wlrn.org/post/bad-english-good-humor-lol-and-many-surprises-omg <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">06/25/14 - Wednesday's&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a>< Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34525 at http://wlrn.org Bad English, Good Humor, LOL, And Many Surprises, OMG! Why Academics Need To Chill Out About 'Text Talk,' Srsly http://wlrn.org/post/why-academics-need-chill-out-about-text-talk-srsly <p></p><p>For a few years now, teachers and English purists have bemoaned the slow, painful death of language. It was bad enough when only rock music and television were the enemy.</p><p>Today it's smartphones. In fact, in a recent article a professor bemoans to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/9813109/Art-of-essay-writing-damaged-by-Twitter-and-Facebook-Cambridge-don-warns.html"><u>The Telegraph</u></a> that social media network Twitter is causing students’ writing skills to “go down the plug hole.”</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:34:12 +0000 Neyda Borges 19769 at http://wlrn.org Why Academics Need To Chill Out About 'Text Talk,' Srsly Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not http://wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-why-locals-embrace-heavy-l-or-not <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michelle </span>Antelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born and raised in Miami but has never lived anywhere else. After learning Spanish at home from her Cuban parents, she always thought her English, which she learned at school, was up to American standards.</span></p><p>But, as many Miamians have learned, her way of speaking stuck out around people from places other than Miami. When Antelo was a cheerleader in high school, her Broward County teammates told her she sounded different.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Patience Haggin 19624 at http://wlrn.org Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not Miami Accents: How 'Miamah' Turned Into A Different Sort Of Twang http://wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-how-miamah-turned-different-sort-twang <p></p><p></p><p>You might’ve heard it when you're out on the town, at Publix, or at that cafe down the street. Or, you might hear it when you open your own mouth.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-why-locals-embrace-heavy-l-or-not?nopop=1" target="_blank">RELATED: Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not</a></strong></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:21:08 +0000 Gabriella Watts 18972 at http://wlrn.org Miami Accents: How 'Miamah' Turned Into A Different Sort Of Twang More Latinos Read All About It In English http://wlrn.org/post/more-latinos-read-all-about-it-english A growing share of Latinos in the U.S. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:51:30 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 17935 at http://wlrn.org More Latinos Read All About It In English