Monthly Archives: June 2015

Was like is now proper English

Just listening to conversations around, it’s quite clear to me that “was like” to mean “said” is now almost universal usage.  I have never consciously used it non-ironically but it’s the sort of construction that creeps into language almost unnoticed. … Continue reading

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The Big Iftar

On Twitter, I have been followed by @thebigiftar Iftar, if you didn’t know, is the name of the meal taken by Muslims during Ramadan to break the fast. It usually happens at the mosque, and by tradition the first thing … Continue reading

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