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You Can Take a Girl to the Midwest...But You Can't Make Her Talk Right
When I moved to the mid-west there were several things I had to get used to. 1) The weather 2) The absence of the ocean 3) The language. There were probably more, but I cant think of them right now....
6/4/12 at 7:00 AM
Bill making English official language begins legislative trek
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen brought back a bill often debated in the Legislature, to make English Minnesotas official language. Learning the English language is essential, the Alexandria Republican said. ...
2/2/11 at 3:23 AM Effort begins to save Indian languages 4/3/09 at 11:13 AM
1939: To Help You Over Those Difficult Days
"Functional periodic pain" during "those difficult days." You could describe horrific gore and blame victims of tragedy in the paper, at length (though that was more common in the newspapers of the...
11/1/10 at 11:00 AM 1944: The New Slang 12/17/09 at 4:00 AM
1959: Very Old, Very Odd-Sounding Slang 10/27/09 at 7:00 AM
Multi-culture is dead. Is it?
As I walk through the streets of a typical European town, the first impressions I have are the way people speak their native languages. Almost immediately, I can tell that the way they construct thei...
10/22/10 at 12:30 PM
The language of health care
Awhile back, I wandered into an Internet discussion about the use of the word "non-compliant" to describe patients who didn't follow the doctor's instructions or take their medications as directed. ...
11/4/09 at 4:42 AM
Zucchini "Noodles" Make Great Alfredo
It was chef-demo day at my local farmers market this week. Two featured chefs, Reed Olson, chef/co-owner of Wild Hare Bistro & Coffehouse and Chef Chase Fleaman from Concordia Language Villages w...
9/4/09 at 3:04 AM