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It’s Augusta, the week of The Masters… great even in the rain.

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this week!

This week in Augusta. Getting ready for The Masters.

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alert: language in danger

Language is culture, history, identity.  So this must be a cultural alert…

…Iceland’s mother tongue and cultural identity is drowning in an online ocean of English…

Because young Icelanders in particular now spend such a large part of their lives in an almost entirely English digital world, said Rögnvaldsson, they are no longer getting the input they need to build a strong base in the grammar and vocabulary of their native tongue. “We may actually be seeing a generation growing up without a proper mother tongue,” he said.

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14F

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Valentine’s Day

“It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century.”

Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

2018 is tomorrow

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Let’s make the best of it.

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