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“Do you plead guilty?” – “No but yeah but no” – Analysing language in courtrooms or how to make the lawyer go nuts

Back in the early 2000s, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) ran a comedy series named Little Britain, which – unless you’ve seen it already – we’d advise you to binge watch immediately. It’s freaking hilarious! Let’s briefly introduce you to one of the show’s main characters: Vicky Pollard. She’s best...

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How your peers can boost your writing

Have you ever felt insecure about your writing? Have you ever asked another pupil or a friend to read over your homework and give you advice? In this blog post we tell you why and how your peers can make a difference to your writing, and which challenges you may...

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Brothers Grimm – lexicographers as well as storytellers

When you hear the names Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, you probably think about Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rarely (especially in the English speaking world) are they associated with the huge work they’ve done while compiling the Deutsche Wörterbuch (DWB). Back then even brothers...

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On how to be racist

— Don’t worry, this is not an actual tutorial but looks at how racism is part of social media postings and how we perceive that.