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Why people change their accent

Dear grammarians: Being a translator, one becomes interested in anything related to language. In our post today, we have chosen the accent as the core of our reflections and research, since accent is not just a way of speaking. On the contrary, studying accents made us ask ourselves about certain issues that are customary, but we usually just have mere conjectures based on our own experience and observations to find answers to them. An accent is the unique way that…

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I challenge you to a duel (or how we do not respond to grievance anymore)

“I challenge you to a duel!” (June 2013) I wonder whether the rush we are advocated to within this world came naturally or, on the contrary, as a result of long discussions held by that secret group of powerful people who allegedly rules the world from their offices. Whatever the truth is, it is unquestionable that rushing, pushing, covering for our basic needs and crazily searching for leisure activities, all these things together, blur our vision of the surroundings, the…

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Beijing Subway

Dear grammarians, In line with our previous entry on public transportation for London, today we would like to offer an overview of Beijing Subway, as well as to inform you about the main features you will need to be aware of when travelling to the capital of China. As you can see on this map, more than a dozen well-connected lines will take you almost anywhere within the most visited areas of Beijing. Tip: always use comfortable shoes, as even…

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