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# language - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Vatican launches new Latin-teaching academy... with a tweet
# Scribere
# Scribere

Vatican launches new Latin-teaching academy... with a tweet

Nov 21st 2012, 4:40 PM 3,003 Views 14 Comments

Cardinal who heads up the academy is an avid tweeter and promoted his new project by tweeting in Latin.

# language - Friday 2 November, 2012

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech
# Chatty
# Chatty

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech

Nov 2nd 2012, 1:27 PM 10,399 Views 28 Comments

Koshik the 22-year-old Asian elephant tucks his trunk inside his mouth to mimick human speech, scientists say.

# language - Sunday 14 October, 2012

'Ah here, leave it out' - spoof video of Ireland-Germany game created
# LOL
From The42
# LOL

'Ah here, leave it out' - spoof video of Ireland-Germany game created

Oct 14th 2012, 3:15 PM 5,006 Views 4 Comments

Irish football fans at last have a reason to be cheerful, thanks to this hilarious parody.

# language - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

¡Hola! President Higgins begins official visit to South America today
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

¡Hola! President Higgins begins official visit to South America today

Oct 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,697 Views 35 Comments

The President will meet with the presidents of Chile, Brazil and Argentina during the two-week visit.

# language - Sunday 9 September, 2012

7 words we should definitely have in English...
# Logophile
From The Daily Edge
# Logophile

7 words we should definitely have in English...

Sep 9th 2012, 12:00 PM 18,349 Views 24 Comments

.. but don’t.

# language - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland
# ESL
# ESL

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland

Sep 4th 2012, 2:57 PM 12,401 Views 45 Comments

The Teachers’ Council of Thailand has clarified that Irish citizens are not required to prove their proficiency in English through testing before being allowed to teach in the country.

# language - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand
# ESL
# ESL

Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand

Aug 28th 2012, 1:21 PM 16,715 Views 113 Comments

Citizens from the Republic will have to take a test to prove they can speak English in order to teach the language in Thailand.

# language - Monday 27 August, 2012

¿Lo entiendes? Michael D enrols in Spanish language course
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

¿Lo entiendes? Michael D enrols in Spanish language course

Aug 27th 2012, 9:07 AM 5,048 Views 20 Comments

The Irish President has spent the past three weeks learning Spanish with his wife Sabina.

# language - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Ukraine adopts controversial language bill
# Language
# Language

Ukraine adopts controversial language bill

Aug 8th 2012, 4:55 PM 6,505 Views 5 Comments

Opponents say the law could upset Ukraine’s fragile linguistic balance and is a cheap ploy by the President to win votes ahead of October’s parliamentary elections.

# language - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.

Jul 15th 2012, 2:00 PM 55 Views 115 Comments

Small changes in language could make a world of difference at the Constitutional Convention, writes Senator Katherine Zappone – so let’s get it right.

# language - Thursday 5 July, 2012

VIDEO: Outtakes of Police Academy human beatbox's Irish trip
# The Voice
From The Daily Edge
# The Voice

VIDEO: Outtakes of Police Academy human beatbox's Irish trip

Jul 5th 2012, 3:30 PM 4,977 Views 4 Comments

Michael Winslow is best-known for his vocal acrobatics on film – this video shows how he does it in the making of an ad for the Vodafone Comedy Festival.

# language - Saturday 23 June, 2012

5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist
# Bad Language
From The Daily Edge
# Bad Language

5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist

Jun 23rd 2012, 9:15 AM 29,346 Views 34 Comments

Have you accidentally been using racial slurs? Probably.

# language - Monday 4 June, 2012

Say what? 7 common expressions and their origins
# Idioms
From The Daily Edge
# Idioms

Say what? 7 common expressions and their origins

Jun 4th 2012, 10:30 AM 10,394 Views 14 Comments

I like the cut of your jib – let’s bury the hatchet.

# language - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Chinese culture and language course for Transition Year students
# China
# China

Chinese culture and language course for Transition Year students

May 3rd 2012, 9:35 AM 1,664 Views 19 Comments

The course will cover a number of topics such as Chinese food, Chinese music and school life in China, and students can also learn some words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese if they wish.

# language - Sunday 22 April, 2012

13 words you'll never hear outside of Ireland...
# Hiberno-english
From The Daily Edge
# Hiberno-english

13 words you'll never hear outside of Ireland...

Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00 PM 137,476 Views 191 Comments

…unless they are being spoken by an Irish ex-pat, of course.

# language - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Poll: Do you speak Irish on a regular basis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you speak Irish on a regular basis?

Apr 7th 2012, 12:50 PM 9,391 Views 121 Comments

Bernard Dunne is leading a nationwide drive getting people to use whatever Irish they still remember. Would you use yours?

# language - Friday 6 April, 2012

Column: Get back on the capall - we should be proud to use the Irish language
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Get back on the capall - we should be proud to use the Irish language

Apr 6th 2012, 7:00 PM 211 Views 95 Comments

The plan is simple: we want to start a revolution and get 100,000 people to use their chuid gaeilge in their daily lives, write Bernard Dunne.

# language - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Census 2011: 1.77m say they are able to speak Irish
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

Census 2011: 1.77m say they are able to speak Irish

Mar 29th 2012, 3:20 PM 13,648 Views 54 Comments

In the latest census, people were asked if they were able to speak Irish and, if so, how frequently they did.

# language - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study
# Coochy Coo
# Coochy Coo

Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study

Feb 14th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,535 Views 12 Comments

New research indicates that infants as young as six months can understand the meaning of full words – twice as early as previously believed.

# language - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The words that most annoyed YOU in 2011
# AMAZEBALLS
From The Daily Edge
# AMAZEBALLS

The words that most annoyed YOU in 2011

Dec 24th 2011, 3:00 PM 10,234 Views 63 Comments

We asked our readers what words or phrases, like, literally absolutely drove them nuts at the end of the day. They certainly told us.

# language - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Stephen Fry's Ros na Rún appearance to air on BBC tonight
# As Gaeilge
From The Daily Edge
# As Gaeilge

Stephen Fry's Ros na Rún appearance to air on BBC tonight

Oct 2nd 2011, 2:26 PM 1,665 Views 5 Comments

The actor and writer filmed his cameo as gaeilge last year, as part of a documentary series about world languages.

# language - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

Blytonisms get the chop
# Golly Gosh!
From The Daily Edge
# Golly Gosh!

Blytonisms get the chop

Jul 27th 2010, 1:24 PM 199 Views 0 Comments

Enid Blyton’s famous children’s books are being edited to make them easier to understand for the next generation.