Posts Tagged ‘english’

UK School Apologizes For Asking Teenagers To Write ‘Suicide Note’ As Part Of English Exercise

A UK school has been forced to apologize after a group of GCSE pupils were asked to write a mock suicide note as part of an English writing exercise. One “shocked” parent complained after students at Cheney School in Headington, Oxford, were set the task as part of studying J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. In […]

The Naming of the Days in English, Latin and Greek

In ancient Mesopotamia, astrologers assigned each day of the week the name of a god. In a culture where days were consumed by religion, it is unsurprising that the days of the week were made in homage to the gods believed to rule the lives of mortals. Many centuries later, the Romans, upon […]

Irish Times’ Brexit Sinn Féin fantasies betray fact that English-Irish misunderstanding is mutual

Around the turn of the millennium, Dublin’s “paper of record” had quite a few ‘star’ columnists. The most famous was Vincent Browne. Best described as a sort of Irish answer to John Pilger, with the earnestness removed and replaced by the sardonic delivery of Dave Allen. Kevin Myers was another household name, a pseudo-toff who […]

French hoverboard inventor flies over the English Channel

ST. MARGARET’S BAY, England (AP) — Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard. Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 177 kilometers per hour (110 mph) […]

‘Pure pleasure’: Frenchman successfully flies across English Channel on hoverboard (VIDEO)

On Sunday morning, Zapata, 40, flew for 20 minutes along 35.4 kilometers (22 miles) from the French town of Sangatte, to Saint Margaret’s Bay, near Dover, with one stop halfway to refuel.  Powered by kerosene and five turbines, the board propels the former jet-ski champion at speeds of up to 118 mph (190km/h) at an […]

Nasrallah: ‘Full reason to believe I myself will pray in al-Quds (Jerusalem)’ – English Subs

Source Description: In a recent extended interview marking 13 years after the major conflict between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that based on “logic” and the “development of events in the region and the world”, he has great hope that he himself will “pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque in […]

John Cleese Sparks Twitter Storm: ‘London isn’t an English city anymore’

John Cleese caused a stir on Twitter this morning, after he tweeted about London not being an “English city anymore”. The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star commented: “Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city any more….Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation” He […]

A forgotten hit 1877 Yiddish romance novel has just been translated to English

BOSTON (JTA) — Hot off the Jewish press in Vilna in 1877, a dramatic Yiddish romance novel became a surprising success, selling out its first 10,000 copies in Jewish communities across Poland and Russia. It’s not hard to see why. Set in the mid-19th century in the outskirts of the Russian city of Mohilev, Yankev […]

Surrounded by idioms: How campaign slogans get lost in English translation

Immediately after the announcement that Labor chairman Isaac Herzog and Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni would be uniting their parties to run in the 2015 elections as the Machane Tzioni, English-language journalists gathered backstage to ask the two how the new faction should be referred to in the Anglo vernacular. “What’s wrong with Zionist Camp?” queried […]

What Are the Health Benefits of English Breakfast Tea

English breakfast tea is a classic black tea blend made from Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. Each black tea variety has an individual flavor profile, but all are are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant, which also produces the leaves for Oolong and green teas. Combining multiple, single-origin black teas – typically […]

UK Gov’t Confirms ‘Child’ Refugee at English School is Grown Man

An investigation into a Muslim asylum seeker posing as a 15-year-old boy at an English school has concluded he is actually a fully grown man in his 30s. The man was placed in the Stoke High School in Ipswich, Suffolk, after entering the United Kingdom illegally and claiming asylum, with the Home Office accepting that he […]

For Arab eyes only: Threat of war vanishes from Israeli military’s English-language Twitter account

Amid the latest flare-up of hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants both sides are also battling for hearts and minds online. Part of the Israeli messaging effort was a threat on Twitter, on the account of Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), a defense ministry unit that enacts policies related to civilian issues […]

Paragliding “Troll” Has Allegedly Been Terrorizing English Town by Flying Low and Shouting Insults

For the past couple of years, the people of Bexhill-on-Sea, in the UK, have had to put up with the antics of an “evil” paraglider who likes nothing more than to intimidate them by flying super low over their heads and shouting all kinds of obscenities. Last week, Sussex Police and the Civil Aviation Authority […]

Finally! A Complete English Version of Solzhenitsyn’s 200 Years Together

Editor’s Note: Two Hundred Years Together (Russian: Двести лет вместе, Dvesti let vmeste) is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s last historical essay, which fills up two volumes with a detailed study of jews in the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and modern Russia – covering the two hundred year span from 1795 to 1995. The controversial book was criticized […]

Syrian Media: “Dark Brown Skin French and English Speakers” Rebels Preparing New “Chemical Weapon” Attack with White Helmets

The official Syrian state media has put out an alert warning that “dark brown skinned” English and French-speaking men have been spotted offloading gas cylinders in the last major “rebel” stronghold of Idlib, in preparation for another chemical attack which the controlled media and western governments will blame on the Assad government. According to a […]

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 30-7-2018

Iran Daily   Zarif: US addicted to sanctions, but Iran can weather them Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday the United States is addicted to sanctions, but the Iranians can pass through the current “critical” stage with national unity.   Merkel’s conservatives hit 12-year low in German poll Support for German Chancellor […]

Henry John Yeend King’s Paintings of Rustic English Farms and Young Women in the Countryside

Henry John Yeend King (1855–1924) was an English painter with a realistic style of Impressionism, which he used to portray the beauty of British country life. From Henry John Yeend King was a British artist best known for his paintings of rustic English farms and young women strolling in the countryside. His technique was influenced […]

Winterfylleth’s Musical Celebration of English Heritage

From the band’s website: Formed in 2007 with the intention of honouring England’s rich culture and heritage, Winterfylleth set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness to England’s historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past through their impassioned black metal.   Source Article from Related Posts Kaunan’s Musical Doorway to the Ancient North From their […]

The English language is collapsing into "Idiocracy" gobbledygook on liberal college campuses as "gender pronoun" lunacy kicks into overdrive

(Natural News) The first known college to do so, the City University of New York (CUNY) – Guttmana, located in New York City, recently distributed and has been actively propagating a “Gender Identity and Pronouns” manifesto that instructs students and faculty on how to further bastardize the English language by replacing its […]

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 10-5-2018

Iran Daily   Leader: Iran will stay in nuclear deal only with firm European guarantees Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iran would quit the landmark 2015 nuclear deal unless European signatories offered solid guarantees that trade relations would continue after the US withdrawal.   European businesses most affected […]

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